wandered in unplanned on friday night at around nine thirty, due to the fact that beast was bursting at the seams and we didnt want to wait. what a pleasant surprise!! james was busy but we were seated fairly promptly. i knew they opened this week, so expectations were kept in check.
the negatives? too brightly lit in the room; too dimly lit in the 'loo.
the redecor is lovely, especially the new bar area and the chandelier.
the food was really fantastic and reasonably priced. i had a salad that included shitakes and pine nuts and slivers of toasted parm. tasty, minimally dressed, and large portion. also, the scallop appetizer with some sort of minty sauce. very interesting. not the best scallop dish i've had, but i appreciated the twist on tastes and the newness of it. scallops were plump and fresh. my eating partner had the burger. she was enraptured the entire time she was consuming it. completely stopped relating to me, in fact, and raved about it all the way home. it was served on brioche with l&t and little cups of condiments. she opted for a veg side instead of fries and it was swiss chard with orzo [i think]. also good, except i wished she had gotten the fries for me to steal.
we each had a glass of wine. several red and white options south of nine bucks that were fine. nice cocktail menu, too, but we were cocktailed-out.
i'm looking forward to going back soon!! like maybe even tomorrow....