went last night....LOVED the food. can't wait to go back....i'll start with the CONS:
-totally clueless hostess....stood around for 5 minutes with another party of 4 wondering where we should go, who we should talk to, what we should do...either it was her first day or she just didn't give a crap.
- had to ask her to take our coats (she didn't offer).
- THE NOISE LEVEL - holy crap- it was on the verge of unbearable....enough to consider not returning if not for the amazing food....i don't know if it was really low ceilings or what...very freakin' loud...spent the whole meal pretty much shouting.
-did i say the food?
-i'll try to remember most of what we had (4 of us)....
asiago mac & cheese
curried shrimp tempura with jicima salad,
2 green salads with candied walnuts and blackberries
venison tartare with homemade spiced potato chips and some fabulous sauce (their special - not on the menu)
sushi pizza (their take, done with tuna)
black cod (main course)
venison and foie gras with sage gnocci (main course)
chocolate cake with burnt marshmellow sauce
banana split for 2
1000 mysteries tea (really, you have to just smell this tea-it's unbelievable-thanks for the rec. on this board)
it was really all excellent....both venison dishes were outstanding...the mac and cheese was a real treat....sushi pizza, & tempura were great...would order just about everything again...only the quail for me didn't stand out although the mixed potato hash it came with was awesome...wouldn't order the desserts again...they were O.K...did not blow me away in the least....definitely not worth the calories......our server was great....we ordered our food sort of erratically and it took a REALLY long time for our last order of food to come (they were full last night)....trevor was manning the dining room, saw we'd been waiting a long time and comped our desserts...definitely appreciated that.....
Can't wait to go back!
all that food (not including the desserts)....2 bottles of wine (one $45 one $47)...2 glasses of red wine ($12 each)...2 lattes, 1 tea: $297ish before tip. - hopefully the prices stay reasonable -right now, it's really excellent value.