Food-very good, with teensy gaps. Duck splendid, short rib and bass dishes great. Apps, salad very nice (not a fan of the lobster bisque though-more visually exciting than tasteful); desserts were delicious, inventive and ample, as were the portions generally (I know it's gauche to care about portion size, but who wants to feel hungry after a meal?);
Service- waiter was a gem, hostess was not (we were 1/2 hr.late because of traffic but we called ahead, and they still gave the table away. It happens, though she could have been less snotty about it when we got there, -but others stepped in right away to try and fix it).
Decor-unexpected, faux informal, but it becomes the informal place it pretends to be and somehow it works.
David Burke was making it a point to say hi at each table at this new spot.
A nice evening.