Thought I'd share my recent dining experiences with you all.
I went to Beacon on Friday night for Restaurant Week - I couldn't get my companion to commit until late so I figured this was one of the better dinners I could get. We loved the room, the simple yet warm lighting, didn't care for the wall art - cool architectural elements. Wish we had sat closer to the kitchen pit - but there weren't too many two-tops upstairs or near the pit. Cocktails are expensive ($11) - I had their Fiesta cocktail that won an award (orange juice, tequila, ginger syrup) - it was OK, but not out of this world. There were a lot of interesting choices though. I started with the wood-roasted oysters ($4 extra; couldn't resist), had the roasted chicken, and the choc chip souffle ($4 extra). The oysters were REALLY good - I love my oysters raw but I'll happily eat these any day. Bread was excellent too. The chicken was a huge portion (breast, leg, thigh - that's a half chicken, right?) served with a bread/mushroom salad (barely noticeable) and a side of asparagus ($7 extra - but I needed a veggie). The chicken itself was very moist, juicy, excellent. the souffle was gorgeous - but very sweet. Came with a side of dark chocolate ice cream which helped a bit.
My companion had the chilled tomato soup which was just OK, according to him. Then he had the grass-fed ribeye steak which was really good ($6 extra for RW), and then the trio of sorbets which was just ordinary.
Bill came up to $113 (not incl. tip) due to the extra things we got and the cocktails. We would come back again to sample more of Waldy Malouf's cooking, but found the prices to be a bit more than what we're willing to pay.