I read this board far too often not to post. So, here goes. Today I met my husband for lunch at Spago. Aside from the excitement factor of a date, I do think this is a relatively objective review (oh, and the wine had no impact either ;))
The service was very attentive. I particularly loathe having to request extra bread. Being that I am not a low carb afficiando, I always find myself pleading with whatever busboy I can flag down to bring us more after I wolf down the first basket. Each time we would consume a particular type of bread to extinction, someone immediately replaced it.
Our server was personable, but not obnoxiously so. I started with a glass of the Cabernet (the only cab by the glass, which I cannot recall the name of, but it was $16, so you bet it was pretty good.) and the sweet corn/lobster soup. My husband had a beer. The soup was very good, very large portion. There could have been a bit more lobster, but considering it was a appetizer, I suppose it was sufficient.
For our main courses, I had the Japanese BBQ salmon Salad and my husband had the wienerschnitzel. My salad was pretty amazing, very deliscious salmon on a bed of grated zucchini, carrot and bok choy with diced green onion and ginger. (real ginger, not the pink stuff) On the plate was also about an avocado and a half. I thought it was pretty increadible.
My husband's dish (one of Wolfgang's childhood favorites) came with greens and pototoes. He really enjoyed it. I was not so overwhelmed, but I also am not a big fan of weinerschnitzel.
Overall, quite a terrific lunch. I really do think that Spago is worth a visit. The food has an extra special taste that seems unlike most other restaurants.
Also, for those who are interested....they are offering an appetizer with white truffles that is $95. We were not that curious, but supposedly, it is "out of this world" to quote our server.