Went to MMFD for the first time this afternoon (Sunday). It was good, but could've been better.
The blackboard outside the front door advertised a number of specials. Inside, we were told they were brunch specials and not available on the dinner menu (this was at 4pm). OK, but the blackboard was still out there when we left at 545 too.
They were out of a lot of items. I understand no watercress salad; salad ingredients can run out and there's no way to replenish them over the weekend. But they were out of some dessert items too, including no ice cream at all (!).
We liked the food a lot. Vegetable soup, chilean sea bass and a side of sliced squash were all very well received. My trout was also very good, but I didn't expect it to be fried (if it says so on the menu, none of us five noticed it). I also like my app, a mushroom filled eggroll-like crepe.
But the two desserts we had (a chocolate blackout cake and a deep dish apple cake) were at best unremarkable. I could easily believe they were bought from an outside bakery or that they were baked on Thursday. Isn't great dessert supposed to be the "hook" here?
Other beefs: a $16 minimum for dinner and a $6 sharing charge. I hope it's not enforced against children. And while we didn't have any wine, the wine list was very mundane (all Royal standards) and heavily marked up.
I realize I've been accentuating the negative here, so I should point out that service was good, seating was comfortable and the food was all good (except dessert). I'll be back to MMFD to try it again, but all things considered, for this type of food, I'd rate both Il Patrizio and Orchidea more highly.