The short version:
Service = Fair at best
Food = good
The long version:
First the service, I was with my sometimes dining companion my grandmother who is a fellow NYC foodie, (who also is 87). She arrived 15 minutes early for the reservation and was told by the hostess she could not be seated yet. She enquired about some sort of seating arrangement to wait and was told she could either wait on a bench outside the restuarant or stand by the bar. Well thankfully before the shit really hit the fan a manager came over and alleviated the situation by offering her a chair inside the restaurant. That being said our actual waiter/team was good, no compaints at all in the least.
The food was good. For apps there was tomatoe soup,a salad or salmon tartar. My grandmother got the salad which was nicely dressed with some interesting beans in it, but was not earth shattering. I had the salmon which was excellent, cool salmon with capers on a warm polenta with a hint of spice. I saw a few people with the soup but it did not look spectactular or anything. For mains there was shrimp and chicken paella, pork sandwich with fries, and a tuna nicoise type of salad. Grandma had the pork sandwich which she enjoyed. The pork was flavorful and juicy, their were fried onions and a kind of herb mayo on good bread. The fries had a paprika type spice which added a bit to them but not much but they were good fries. I had the tuna salad, it was nice good dressing nothing out of this world. They did not ask me how i wanted the tuna cooked and I would have liked it a bit more rare. Saw the paella, looked good wished i could have tried it. For dessert there was a molten chocolate cake or a lemon tart. I had the choc. grandma had the tart. The choc. was good, the pistachio ice cream that came with it was great. Grandma proclaimed hers the best lemon tart ever, better then city bakery her current fave. Just a note: She has never met a dessert she didn't like. I tried it and it was very good if you like lemon tarts. All in all a worthwhile experience put it will not change my life.