For those who went out last night...where'd you go? What'd you have? How was the food & service?
We went to Ocean 211 last night & had a FABULOUS meal. Arrived for a 7:15 ressie right on time. We asked to sit towards the back of the restaurant where there were 3 tables for 2 behind the bar against the wall where you could sit next to each other. We were psyched we didn't have to squeeze in at the banquette. More room and more privacy for us.
Started with wine for me, dirty martini for him. Next up some Malopec (I think?) oysters. Then the caesar salad for 2, which is made table side. This was excellent, there was a nice bite of heat in there to give it a healthy kick. Loved watching our waiter make it. For entrees, I had the Dover Sole, he had the Steak Frites. My sole was to-die-for good (albeit $$$$). The fish was cooked perfectly, filleted table side. It came in a lemon caper butter with roasted asparagus on the side. SO said steak frites were good, came with a huge mound of fries. I didn't try his though because I was practically licking my plate clean.
Our server was really friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. We skipped desert and asked for the check since I had picked up some cupcakes from Rowayton Market on my way home. We were there for just under 2 hours.
Now for some bad news....our waiter told us that both 211 & Dunn's Loft are going to be sold in the next few months. They already have a couple of prospective buyers. The owner wants to do something closer to home (Redding) and move onto the next project....which is odd, because I thought Dunn's Loft WAS the next project. I was so bummed to hear that. So get your fix now folks....who knows what's going to be there in a few mos time.