I had avoided Temple for awhile thinking it seemed like a trendy, overpriced place with tiny portions. I was wrong.
The atmosphere is lovely, and the decor gorgeous. It's quiet and laid back, with music loud enough to enjoy but not to drown out your conversation.
I ordered their "Dark & Stormy" to drink, which was ginger beer and rum I believe. It was very good and a nice alternative to overly sweet cocktails.
Then we found the cheapest appetizer on the menu expecting it to be small so we wouldn't fill up. It was the pomme frites, for only 8, and it turned out to be a heaping mountain of 'em. Surprisingly great deal for such a fancy place.
We both ordered the featured risotto, which was a concoction of pumpkin, sage and eggplant. I had mine with chicken, my husband had tofu. I expected a couple dices of chicken here and there, but instead there was a large, gourmet roasted thigh sitting on top.
All in all, for a place that I thought would be skimpy on portion and high in price, it was really a good value after all. I still had enough of my meal to reheat the next day. I hope this one sticks around.