Had a delightful dinner at Mix this weekend. (Thanks to ipse dixit for the post to my bday dinner question a few weeks ago! Your comments helped sway the tie-breaker between Table 8 and Mix).
The outdoor patio area was lovely. Not over crowded just the right spacing. Service was wonderful and the food matched the experience. It was a group of 6 and everyone was beyond pleased with their food.
I started with a beet salad an interesting combination of 3 kinds of beets, mixed with a VERY tasty vinaigrette, served with a couple small pieces of brie on the side (nice touch). Others had the pumpkin soup (I didnt try it, but it was raved over), served with bread that had melted cheese in it, and Caesar salad served in a parmesan crisp taco-like shell with whole romaine leaves in the middle (which I dont think was quite a hit, but I think thats just because the anchovy scared him).
For the main course, I had the lamb shank. A huge piece of goodness. Tender, flavorful, yum. Served with a side of pasta that was a bit too buttery for my preference, but I didnt leave a bit of it on the plate. Others had the vegetarian option (a unique mix of veggies apparently very good), the steak, and Im not sure what else I was too engrossed in my meal. But everyone raved about their picks.
On to dessert we tried a chocolate mousse-type cake, a lemon dessert, a pineapple cake creation (apparently new) and the strawberry funnel cake. I thought the chocolate was the way to go others loved the lemon (although I thought it was too overpowering (and I usually love lemon desserts), and one in the group liked the pineapple cake best (Im not a huge pineapple fan kind of reminded me of an upside down cake). And, while Im a big funnel cake fan, theirs did not compete with those found at a fair it was good, just did not compete with the other desserts.
Dinner for 6, was about $315 not a lot of alcohol was consumed by the group. I wasnt terribly impressed with their wines by the glass offerings but, that can be easily overlooked by everything else they have going in their favor.
The staff was attentive and created a relaxed atmosphere. No attitude at all. If you havent been its definitely worth a visit by a chowhound!