Saw MCs recent review, and agree that the Risotto is a marvelous dish. By coincidence my DC and I shared that same plate last night.Very generous portion of perfectly prepared risotto.
I had a large nicely done bowl of mussels with chorizo. Decent dish, but not fabulous. Could have used a bit less tomato and a bit more winey-brothy-garlicky goodness. Also the chorizo seemed to have been simmered so long as to lose it's texture. A bit more garlic and broth with some crisped chorizo on top and the dish would have been a winner.
The shrimp toast was basically a miss. Very oily, nicely crispy, but not that flavorful. Almost leaden, just missing something.
Also had a nicely done side of asparagus.
The service was a total miss. Our waitress, while nice enough, disappeared completely for 90% of our meal, never checking in on us. Asked the hostess for bread 2X in a nearly 15 minute interval and the second time she gave us attitude before bringing it.
On the way out I did mention the service issues to the manager and he offered to comp me something or other next time I was in...
On a side note, the place was only 1/2 full the entire time I was there. With Scelfo in the kitchen this place has a shot. For the last 3 years or so it was on my "cocktails only" list and I would eat at West Side or Chez Henri. Might keep it on the food rotation, but they are definitely a bit rocky right now.