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Dante disappointment

sailorblue | | Nov 9, 2008 11:31 AM

We dined at Dante last night and after hearing such good things we were surprised that it ended up being such a disappointing meal. Their reservation policy is strange. When I called earlier in the week, I was told that the only spots lefter were at 6:15pm or 9:30pm. I went for the earlier time and was surprised that the restaurant was practically empty from when we arrived until when we left around 8pm. As for the food, we started with a mixed green salad which was just greens and minute cucumber and radish slivers that was heavy on the vinegar and the lamb antipasti which reminded us of shawarma. For our entrees, we had the steak which was served with spinach and mushrooms and the sole scaloppine. The steak was fine but the sole was under seasoned and bland. The check came to $90 (after subtracting a $25 gift certificate!!!) for 2 starters, 2 entrees, a glass of wine and tip. Was it an off night or did we not order well?