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Sad at Sona

iLoveFood | | Oct 1, 2007 03:01 PM

So some friends took me to Sona for my birthday on Saturday. I looked at the menu online and was salivating thinking about all the yummy possibilities...unfortunately the reality was very different.

Let me first start off by talking a little about the service. Hostesses and bartender (only one of them) where very friendly and nice. For me the rest of the wait staff was pretentious, unfriendly and lacking any sense of humor, I actually felt like I was being waited on by the mob. We were sat at our table and offered giant (I would say over 16 inches) awkward breadsticks that tasted alright. Our waiter greeted us with a speech about his sole mission being to ensure that we had the best meal of our lives…that was the last of him we saw that evening. We decided to try the 6 course tasting for $95 and as each course was brought to us a waiter (who kept staring into the distance) would explain our course.

The meal’s only highlight was a roasted black cod which was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Beyond that I felt that the rest of the dishes were overly complex without any reason. To top it off one of the entrees (roasted opa w/ heirloom tomatoes and shrimp) was overcooked…the fish has could have cooked a couple minutes less and the shrimp was rubber. I mentioned this to the waiter who was giving us a lecture on our courses and he looked at me as though I was crazy. Maybe I’m wrong, but in a restaurant of that caliber and with those prices everything should be PERFECLTY cooked including the one lone shrimp on my opa dish.

Overall a disappointing culinary experience definitely not worth your money or time.