So went to B&B last night before seeing Phantom. I was very excited to be going to a Mario Batali restaruant last night. Got to the restaurant and was told they would prepare a special table for us, and we were taken back. My wife is newly pregnant, so wine is just not an option right now. We asked for the decaf options to drink, and were given quite the look of distain.
They have a Pre Theatre menu, designed for a good quick meal. We ordered our first course, I had the Vegitable Frito Misto, my wife the salad. The Vegatable Frito Misto was the highlight of the meal, the vegatables had exactly the right amount of crunh to them. The flavor was on point. The sauce that came out was amazing.
My wifes mixed green salad, was boring and uninspired. It was no more of a salad then one would get at the Olive Garden.
The meal course consisted of the 'Brasato al Barolo' for me and my wife had Housemade Pappardelle Bolognese. If there was a winner here it was my wife, although neither dish was something I would order again. The pasta was cooked well, but there was very little sauce. As for the short rib, it was like my own potroast. The horseradich was extremely mild.
The service was inattentive as well, the person who was obviously the manager, stood ackwardly watching the floor, but never asked a thing abotu the meal. The servers stood and talked about several topics, in earshot, meanwhile my drink glass was empty, and I eventually had to call across to get attention.
So lets hope tonights dinner is a step above. Picasso is on tap.