i used to love this place so much. went to dinner recently with two work colleagues, and it was really bad, almost across the board. service was good, but not great, but the food just plain tasted bad. also, while two of us were served our entrees, our third entree was delayed for a full five minutes. for appetizers we got grilled squid which was pretty plain, cornmeal crusted oysters which were bitter and kind of chalky, and the mac and cheese, which was great. i ordered the halibut which tasted as though it had not been salted at all - cooked to a nice consistency, but very bland - and really, desperately needing salt. one colleague got the pasta which was also average at best. the one star was the pork porterhouse - which was delicious.
this was all is stark contrast to a meal that same week at Tinderbox, which was AMAZING. Will report on this separately.