After looking forward for a couple of years to a meal at Cyrus, my partner and I went up last weekend and had what I thought was an really expensive snack with very young wines. I did not care for much of the evening and I realize that some of this was my own expectations. My idea of good service is very formal. I don't want to engage each member of the service team, as it were, After I order, I would just as soon not speak to my server again unless I call for them. My partner called the service "Overly familiar", my term would be intrusive but then thats my thing. My real problem was the food was not value for money. One should not be hungry after an 8 course tasting menu. My feeling was the food was also not very flavorful. The wine pairing seemed like a rippoff at $130 for 2007 and 2008 wines.
My question to the board is Has any one gone a highly rated restaurant and been disappointed by the whole evening and how did you deal with it? I realize that Cyrus appeal to many and I'm not out to flame them, I just feel burned at laying out $500 for a bad meal and want to get over it. Thanx.