Despite the mixed reviews, we went in with open minds. My boyfriend and I eat at similarly priced restaurants quite a bit, so I think we are pretty fair judges of restuarants. We thought the atmostphere was cool, albeit a bit over the top.
To start, the waitress asked if we wanted flat or sparkling water and when we said flat, she brought bottled water over. We told her tht we wanted tap water. It was annoying that she tried to upsell us without even asking.
We each has a very expensive house cocktail that was good, but not especially worth the $12 each cost.
We were very pleased with the appetizers. I had the corn soup and it had a great flavor with lots of corn and huitaloche. He had the cuttlefish, which had a very nice flavor as well.
The main courses were a disappointment. I had the trumpet mushrooms and cracked whate risotto. I thought the flavor was good, but it was lukewarm - almost cold. The broccoli rabe that was served with it was bitter. He had the poached halibut, which also had a great flavor, but was lukewarm as well. Both portion sizes were EXTERMELY small. We eat out at equivalently priced restaurants quite regularly and this was the smallest entrée we have gotten in a long time.
Desserts were okay. I had the carmelized braeburn apple tart. It was tasty, but nothing special. He had the banana soufflé. The curry spice addition sounded like a good idea, but did not work out in execution at all.
Id say all in all, it was an interesting dining experience, but we will not be going back. Especially since we were still hungry after dropping $120.