10-Years Strong at Chloe

It’s been ten-years for the husband and wife team of Mary Ann Ferrie and Dan Grimes and their Old City BYO, Chloe is going as good as ever.

So award Chloe points for consistency in food, a steadfastness that extends past who’s cooking it and influences what they’re actually cooking — many dishes, from the tuna and ribs plates to the Moroccan-spiced lamb skewer/minted couscous entrée, have been on offer since day one. Regulars would pitch a fit otherwise. The lively nightly specials are where they deviate from the tried and true — a simple, simply awesome plate of tender braised fennel dressed with mozzarella, toasted pine nuts and tomato sherry sauce; a too-much-for-the-money bowl of chicken and dumpling soup that could incinerate even the most insidious autumn chill.

Don’t Ever Change [City Paper]
Chloe [Official Site]

Chlöe

Chloe
We read the reviews so you don’t have to. We break Chlöe down into delightful appetizers skewered by party toothpicks.

Old City’s Chlöe opened five years ago and has long been a favorite. City Paper’s Elisa Ludwig returns to see if it’s still up to the praise.
The menu is mainly the same and as outstanding as always. “[The] restaurant’s hallmark is wholesome and substantial food, served in hearty portions yet executed with the utmost delicacy.” In additions to the standards new specials entice. “A brilliant masterpiece of a salad starred lusciously tender duck confit, chunks of caramelized pineapple, bing cherries and a vinaigrette flavored with pomegranate molasses” shines.
It turns out Chlöe is as good as ever, and certainly still worth the recommendations.

Chloe [Official Site]