I know, I know, the 'infamous' duck - was quite outstanding. Everything about it was was right on. New owners seem to have it right for handling a very full house on a Tuesday night. My dining partner from Philly was quite impressed. The wine list loaded with many excellent choices with a reponderance of CA wines fine by me. Foxglove 2000 Edna Valley Chard did the trick for us and a good value at $40. We opted for some Pinot Noir by the glass during the meal. The crusty little rolls, hot and fresh a nice touch. I little bolder approach would work in some dishes. The pear-chevre-watercress salad was way too reserved; a few toasted hazelnuts or grilled pear would kick this up but maybe I just missed the subtltey of it. The creamed turnip soup with frothed apple something was the evenings opener, gratis the Chef. Service was talented and quite pleasant. We passed on dessert and went across to Toscannini's, natch.
Two apps, duck, san pelligrino, wine came to $180, including tip. This place stays on my list.