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ieathereforeiam | | Oct 17, 2010 01:18 PM

What a let down.

Went for an anniversary dinner. Reservation for 8pm Saturday. Got sat directly next to someone with little kids. Not a great start.

Then, we never actually got a waiter. I don't know if they normally approach their service in the group grope fashion or if its generally a more traditional service, but last night there was none.

Rather than subject y'all to the blow by blow i'll just say that for a $250 dinner I'd spend my money elsewhere. The free french fries were good but hardly worth the trouble.

The sommelier, Mark, was the only professional we came in contact with all night. He even took an order for one of our courses and did his best with trying to describe the fish of the day when he saw what a disaster things were becoming. If not for his going above and beyond I'm not sure we wouldn't have made a scene.

The food was solid, but I think in a more casual environment it would be enjoyed more. The highlights were the french fries and the seared crust on the red snapper. The lamb was medium rare as ordered.

Luckily, Austin has options for fine dining now. For $125 dollars a head you can be treated like royalty just about anywhere else in town.

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