ok, i've been twice now, and i love the staff, the atmosphere, and the prix fixe menu deal cannot be beat. but i have to say, after hearing so much buzz on these boards -- that it's on par with saul, and better than grocery -- i'm underwhelmed. i prefer the space and indeed the atmosphere of chestnut to both of these places, but their food isn't nearly as good as applewood in the slope, good fork in red hook, or grocery down the street. i wish it was. the pork was tough and chewy and the chicken and parsnip gratin was so salty i could barely taste it. same with the cavatelli. i was so heartbroken: i really wanted to love this place. anyone else feel this way? we had the best waitress both times, and a great bartender as we waited for our table (though we waited over a half hour even though we had a reservation) the most recent visit, and in general a lovely experience, but, sigh, well, what can i say? we went midweek once, and once on a saturday.