Just wanted to report back that our meal there actually was very good, and I wouldn't hesitate to return. Although the service was somewhat disappointing (our server occassionally would disappear at inappropriate times, even though the restaurant was only 1/2 full), I have no complaints about the food.
I ordered the scallops, which were very good, and a cup of the asparagus soup. The others in our group also seemed to be very pleased with their food. The ambience is very nice, and definitely made for a unique dining experience (an unusual find in the suburbs). While the restaurant isn't cheap, it actually seemed like a pretty good deal compared to some other upscale West suburban places that we've recently tried.