My friend and I went there for lunch this past Sat. I wanted to avoid the DAT restaurants because of the expected crowd and I have to say I am nicely surprised by the remodeled restaurant. The first time I went there was quite a few years ago and I was not impressed. My surprise might have to do with the low expectation.
Appertizer: We shared a Sonoma foie gras ($19). It was served 3 ways. They paired one fruit with each style of "serving" - grapes, quince, and I think date puree. The fruits were a little too overly sweet for me but the dish overall was OK.
Main course: I had a lobster salad ($28)and my friend ordered a butter lettuce roll with duck prosciutto ($17). I liked my salad. It actually, I think, has more lobster than the greens. It also has some sort of orange color sauce that is not very memorable. The lobster was cooked just right. The duck prosciutto was too salty (It reminds me a little bit like chinese preserved meat. It's that salty)otherwise it's a nice interesting dish.
I had a nice glass of Viognier. We both had coffee. The coffee was good, hot and strong coffee. No desert.
The bill after tax and tip is $120.
Pros: The service (excellent from the matir'd (SP) to the busboys), bread, atmopshere (nice, quiet but not overly stuffy that you feel you cannot carry a conversation.), decor, food presentation.
Cons: The taste of the food was maybe a B+. The price was on a pricely side if you only considered the taste of the food. However, if you considered everything else. I think it is a fair deal.
I would definitely go again.
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