My girlfriends and i hit the Caribou CAfe last night for restaurant week - for two of us, first time there...The three of us were seated as soon as we arrived, at an upstairs table to the left in the back w/ bench nice and out of the way, roomy and great view of downstairs as well. Service was continually prompt and attentive throughout the dinner but never overbearing. Two of us had the goat cheese salad appetizer. A nice surprise, with a large (almost saucer-sized) slice of goat cheese in phyllo dough. My friend got the seared ahi tuna salad she enjoyed it and from what I could see the tuna was seared nicely on the outside and looked nicely rare inside.
For dinner two of us had the diver sea scallops and one had the NY strip nice sized portions and no complaints here either.
Dessert was a honey/crème caramel-type ice cream in a cream puff type dough (I think they called it profiteroles) topped with chocolate sauce. This was really good, considering I dont usually go in for dessert, especially something thats not all chocolate again, nice sized portion here as well.
Perhaps most impressive of the entire evening was how long we lingered got there at 6:30pm and left around 10pm no pressure to get out at all.
Only change for me next year being a restaurant week novice, would be to choose a BYO to aim closer to that $30/person. All in all, would go back to Caribou and would recommend others try it too even for after work drinks bar looked nice and not overly crowded.
CApaneus, would be interested to hear your thoughts...