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Critics' Pick: Arthur's

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By Anne Mitchell · September 13th, 2006 · Diner
Graham Lienhart

Scene: The bi-level brick patio at Arthur's has a lot of character.

With authentic gaslights on the walls, wrought iron furniture and rails and a net-covered pergola for a little extra shade, this busy neighborhood spot, though a little bit smoky, is quite congenial.

Eats: I was impressed by their homemade gazpacho ($2.75); very chunky and mildly spiced, it's full of ripe summer tomatoes and cucumbers. The burgers are legendary. I ordered mine topped with boursin cheese ($7.25), and it was cooked to medium-rare perfection. There are also turkey and black bean burgers (each $6.50), as well as pub grub munchies and a few salad options. Save room for chocolate mousse cake ($5); it's decadent and delicious. (Anne Mitchell)

ARTHUR'S CAFÉ, 3516 Edwards Road, Hyde Park, 513-871-5543. Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Sunday.



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