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The menu - essentially a prix-fixe offering of three courses for $42 (South Beach) or $38 (Los Angeles) - bundles regular entrees, appetizers and desserts together into a combination deal.
Since its launch in March, the menu has drawn more customers to the restaurant, Woodward says. He sees it luring in customers who previously had the perception that Table 8 was too expensive for them.
The menu fairly faithfully mirrors Table 8's regular roster of dishes, in both preparation and portions. "We may not put our largest steak on it, but it's all the same dishes one could order a la carte and spend twice as much," Woodward says.
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