Two couples went recently and we thought we would try their $49 tasting or "social" menu. What a disappointment. I don't think we'll ever ever go back to any of his places.
First of all, although the meal is $49, the cocktails are $16 and $17, and the wines are all marked up 250%. Nothing under $55. The waiter asked us if we wanted wine and we asked what was being served that night on the social menu.. He didn't know. What ever happened to the pre-meal briefing?
He went away and we then saw him over talking to the bartender. He came back with two recommendations and we chose an $85 Portuguese red. Yikes.
Appetizer was head cheese salad. Main was pork tenderloin with polenta. Next was a single cheese plate for the four of us. I managed to get two liitle bites of cheese as the quantity (especially) for 4 was tiny. I've had larger single serving cheese plates in France than this one. Dessert was aa rice pudding with a tiny ball of ice cream.
In this economy, you would think a restauranteur would be trying to please customers. Obviously not and I guess that the empty tables on a Friday night were the evidence.
Never again. Thuet -- you blew it!
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