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Cormac Mahoney works the kitchen. Picture courtesy Madison Park Conservatory.

Buzz for Madison Park Conservatory has been mounting, and Seattle Met’s Kathryn Robinson takes her turn weighing in.

If you’re not familiar, MPC is the new venture from chef-owner Cormac Mahoney, whose previous venture had him operating Eastlake’s erstwhile Tako Truk. (Remember that from the summer of ’09? What fun.) Considering its shiny-classy, bi-level digs skirting Lake Washington (“best restaurant real estate in Seattle," Robinson opines) Mahoney makes what appears to be a 180 with the Conservatory.

Which begs the question: How well does Mahoney ride the transition from street food slinger to pedigreed Madison Park? Read the restaurant review to find out.