With a frequently changing, adventurous menu, Pax runs the risk of more misses than hits. Yet our recent meal rated an almost perfect score, with two dishes among the best in town. Lemon pepper chicken wings, twice fried with peppercorns and accented with lemon zest and honey, were tender, spicy little wonders. And lightly battered fried squash blossoms with molten Point Reyes Toma cheese within and a garnish of red-veined sorrel leaves were fabulous. Come to think of it, snowy swordfish with field peas and tomato, as well as perfectly rare grilled lamb with honey miso, chimichurri, and smoked potato, proved mighty fine as well. We also managed to down some Slow Dough bread, smoky flavored with marks from the grill and served with whipped scallion butter. A cozy setting, good service, and reasonable prices only add to the draw.
Cuisine: New American