We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at LaCroix on Tuesday evenings, and it was fabulous. We all loved it; I enjoyed it even more than dinners at Le Bec Fin or Vetri, two excellent places.
I don't know if it was because it was a weekday, but our service was impeccable. The waiters were friendly, knowledgeable, there for every detail but not hovering over us. I can't imagine the service being better.
We find that three courses is plenty, since dessert comes with whichever dinner you choose. (Three courses cost $64.00) Among the selections we chose were foie gras (of course), grilled sardines, sturgeon with poached egg, salad, squab, lamb, lobster and venison. I tasted my husband's venison; it was the most juicy, tender and flavorful I have ever had. We all thought it was plenty of food.
Because it was our anniversary, they brought us two little petit-fours on a plate that said Happy Anniversary. They also brought an extra order of home-made ice cream, since I had trouble deciding on a dessert. (They were all great.)
The place is stunning; I love being there. I am sorry to hear that some people had disappointing service. That has never happened to us.
I think Philadelphia is very lucky to have a place - and a chef - like LaCroix. It's where I want to go the next time we celebrate!