Went for dinner last night with a few coworkers from out of town. They had heard about SM so many times and really wanted to go. We had the tasting menu.
The dishes started coming out very quickly, mini lobster rolls, tuna tartare, samosas, beef skwewers...HOLD ON!!! We have only been her 15 min. The pace was brutal. Out came a few more dishes like Rib Eye, Cod, Shrimp Cakes...some awful dessert.
The food was mediocore at best. Lots of heavy sauces.
Now I have done tastings at EMP and Del Posto, JungSik...and some I left feeling good and some I left hungry (JungSik, Per Se) but this one I wanted to call a time out half way through. the portions were big and the dishes were heavy. We couldnt even finish the last 3 courses.
The atmosphere is creative and it wasnt packed which both were nice but opposite of what the pace of the meal reflected.
Wouldnt go back and out of towners were unimpressed.