Wanted to report that a friend and I went to Rx last night and had a very enjoyable meal.
We started with Blue Point oysters baked with spinach, ala Douglas Rodriguez, very yummy paired with a Husch Mendocino Chenin Blanc. There were 5 for $8-- very good deal.
I had some fabulous langostinos (4), served with a creamy orzo. My friend had the ribeye with creamed spinach and frites. The ribeye was a bit too fatty (tho that's to be expected to some degree with a ribeye) but done exactly to temp (med rare), and the creamed spinach was delicious. The frites left a little something to be desired--I tend to like them crispier. We paired the entrees with a Rex Hill 1998 Pinot Noir, 1/2 btl, very nice.
Dessert was homemade chocolate brioche bread pudding w/ a scoop of Chilly Philly vanilla. Totally awesome- the texture of the brioche really made it.
All in all, we were very pleased. The service has improved a lot-- our server was attentive and knowledgable. And the constant presence of the owner is a nice touch/benefit. And the changes to the dining room, especially the plants and ceiling hangings, are really pleasant. (Our bill ran about $35 per person.)
Let's hope that places like RX will keep doing enough business to remain open. I just heard that Morning Glory has had to stop serving dinner, and a brief effort to serve dinner at Carman's County Kitchen couldn't generate enough customers...It's really too bad.