This was my first visit. Overall I thought the food was okay. For such a straight forward menu, I expected every dish to be fantastic but nothing wowed me. Should I go back and try it again? Your thoughts please. Thanks.
puree of asparagus soup with creme fraiche -- wished it had more asparagus flavor
New Zealand bluenose bass with artichoke, bacon, turnips and meyer lemon vinegrette -- fish was too rare for my taste, meat was still sticking to the bone
espresso custard with whipped cream and toffee -- best part of the meal. great espresso flavor and not too sweet.
I got to sample my companions' dishes:
manila clams with sausage and garlic toast -- good
chicken liver mousse and frisee salad -- good, but didn't like the drizzle of olive oil on top of a very rich mousse
egg noodles with short ribs and leeks -- a little salty
steak bavette with horseradish -- meat was very rare, server didn't ask how we wanted steak done.
coffee rubbed pork shoulder with braised swiss chard and hominy -- meat was very tender, I didn't smell or taste coffee. maybe coffee was used just to tenderize meat and not for flavor?
bittersweet chocolate souffle with creme anglasie -- okay, thought the souffle was undercooked/not fluffy enough
pineapple rhubard crisp - needed more vanilla ice cream too mellow out the tartness of the rhubard