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tsiblis | Oct 29, 2007 06:33 PM

What a disappointment! We'd been trying to get in for a long time, made it tonight, ordered a number of things and nothing lived up to the hype or our expectations.

The beet salad was fine but the shrimp balls were just okay and the lamb ribs were way too seasoned, too hot even for those who enjoy spicy food. They're fatty, which we could have handled had they tasted good. Then I spotted the Fries - thick, looking too puffy - making you suspect they'd been boiled. They came under the beef cheek and absorbed the cloying, sweet sauce, making them yet worse. The meat was tender and seemed to be good quality but the sauce was overpowering and terrible. We barely ate any of the beef cheek. We also ordered the special gnocchi, which was edible, but we left much of that also.

The wait between the appetizers and main course was perhaps 20-25 minutes. When I told the waiter the fries were soggy and didn't hold up under the sauce, his answer was, "That's how we serve the beef cheeks. If you want to order a side of Fries, I can bring them". That's hardly an accommodating, "we'd like to see you again" response. We'd ordered enough food to allow a few free Fries, but it was mostly revealing of an attitude.

Chairs are uncomfortable. The place looks nice enough but it didn't feel professional or interested in pleasing - on top of things being overly seasoned as if they didn't trust the ingredients.

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