Okay guys, bear with me.. first review. I should write more of these...
my gentleman-friend and i called at ten till 9 on saturday night, hoping we would get reservations at jezebel, but thinking it would be unlikely due to the events downtown/lateness/saturday-night-ness. However, they said they had a table at 9 waiting for us. so Zoom! We arrived (seven minutes later) to a less-than half-full restaurant (eyebrows raised)...but i was still excited. the menu looked ambitious, the ambience perfect (candles, artwork, crisp white linens, perfect music choice/volume). We were both a bit sleep-deprived/ recovering from everyday life.. (read:
completely indecisive).. and right off the bat we were completely enchanted with the excellent service.. advice on wine was spot-on (we had a fantastic white burgundy via the advice of our waiter). we generally enjoy getting many appetizers and splitting a main-- the highlights of the evening involved the sashimi trio, the heart of palm salad... and perhaps some of the most well executed crab-cakes i have ever had (and my mother is a chef. crab cakes are her favorite....). no detail is overlooked by restaurant jezebel-- a little purse-holding device was immediately brought to my side, (i was later told by my date..) every time my napkin was displaced (im notorious for napkin-flinging), it was discretely replaced.. the waitstaff didnt miss a beat, and also was unobtrusive (which seems a delicate balance to achieve).
In any case, we will be back very soon.. and hope you will too. if not for delicious food and great wine list, for the service and ambience.
at the end of the night, it had us saying 'what an experience. we are lucky to have this little piece of ideal reality."