July 17: Sorrel ★★★
Sorrel is a small and cosy restaurant on subterranean Yorkville St. off the corner of Bellair. The menu is all too familiar: caprese or arugula salad; salmon or steak. The buffalo mozzarella was fresh and the herbs were a thoughtful addition but the thickly sliced and watery tomatoes diluted the delicate cheese. The steak was a blushing pink but it was a bit bland with a tangy bitterness. I have had much better (but also much worse). The apple strudel was flaky with a perfect balance of sweet and sour but still resembled the average strudel.
caprese salad, basil pesto, extra virgin oil
steak frites, sautéed mushroom, au jus