Went to the Place in the Village last night for dinner. Thanks for all of the suggestions btw look forward to trying some of them.
Kudos to The place for having an up to date menu on their website as well theplaceny.com
Atmosphere- Overall, nice ( a great Date Place). Problems- the front room was hot. Windows were open and it was humid. Cooled off when we left. THe tables are close together, but this was not a problem as the other people in there were not loud and I never once was distracted by the conversation. The Good- although close not very noisy. It is a nice space and am now just rambling. A-
Service- host/ owner was very nice. Waitstaff seemed in a bit of a rush ( an ever increasing problem). But they were nice enough. B
Wine List- selection was decent, not great. Prices were reasonable on the bottles; glasses were a little expensive. The Chablis was actually very good and worked well with the mussels. The Pinot Noir was a bit vegatative as a lot of wines from argentina are. Decent with the papperdales and the meatiness of the duck. The artichokes made this a rough match.
Food- mussels were dissapointing. Had roughtly 8 that were not open. THey were by no mean horrible, just average and I would have like a little more flavor from the sauce. B-
Papperdale- very good and exceeded my expectation. Perhaps a little more duck and artichoke, but it had a great flavor. Good size portion to boot. My only other wish is the pasta would have been cut a little "shorter(?)". B+ to A-
Did not try my friends Salmon although she loved it.
Overall- B+. I would recommend this place. The prices are not at all unreasonable and the overall quality was good.