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In many ways, the work of an Internet critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their hard work and themselves to our judgment. At times we thrive on negative criticism or overzealous compliments, which are fun to write and to read, yet we give no real details to what we write and hide behind avatars. The truth the internet critic must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, sometimes what we write has little meaning other than our opinions designating it as so, but other times a critic truly must say something, in the defense of what is really great. The Internet world is often unkind to great talent and artisans. With nay sayers at the ready, I am compelled to write this opinion. This month, I experienced a delightful and fantastic meal from a place I regard highly. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is an understatement. They have rocked my world. It is easy to imagine greatness coming from Margaux’s, but it is this internet critic’s opinion; the latest creations have come from nothing less than the finest chef and restaurant in Raleigh. I will be returning to Margaux’s soon, hungry for more.

One of the many great meals I have had was a Manhattan clam chowder based dish with scallops and shrimp over wilted spinach and small fingerling potatoes. The seafood each week is new, different and exciting!

If you are looking for a unique atmosphere, food served by a great wait staff, that is not the same repetitive dish month to month (or place to place,) then I high recommend Margaux’s. If something is not to your liking, tell them, they want you to have a great experience.

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