A party of 6 of us there Thursday and this is not gonna be a rant!
We all agreed that the grub and service were excellent and that the $20 corkage fair for a hot upmarket resto.
For the record, I had as a starter, the burrata with braised artichoke, pine nuts, currants and mint pesto, with beef tagliata as the entree and wild berry sorbet for dessert. Sides were rosemary roast spuds and roasted peppers.
All six of us also agreed that the dining experience was up there with the least comfortable, as the noise after 2 or 3 hours made any kind of conversation impossible and then they started played loud music to add to the din. Then there the chairs...wood, hard, short seats and the kind one would expect to find in a joint that's promoting quick turnover instead of a 3 hour plus dining experience.
So we were unanimous in wanting to try many other items on the menu and that we probably wouldn't return to do it. And BTW, yes we did tell the FOH manager what we thought, and if he's taking a poll, this will add to the stats.