last week I took three friends visiting from Europe to Felidia, largely on the strength of Frank Bruni's very favorable NY Times review. It was so disappointing. The five of us were seated awkwardly at a square table with two people squashed on one side. The service was awful. It took 40 minutes for anyone to take our order. The waiter managed to be both patronising and unhelpful. The food was mediocre - the beet risotto was tasteless, the beef cheeks salty, the seafood in the seafood stew not fresh. The octopus starter was ok as were a couple of the soups. The wine list was extensive but horribly overpriced. The toilet was broken, but with no sign on it, so people ended up waiting for ten minutes or so in front of a locked door before anyone told them the problem. All in all, a terrible and expensive mistake. A classic example of a restaurant riding on its reputation. Never again.