Hit the bam-bam guy's new place in the palazzo. nice looking place ...didn't walk around it but what i saw - not too fancy...but nice. bar area in the front, then they have a food bar in front of the kitchen so you can see them " do their thing." of course, since i was dining solo - that's where i sat. not very busy, but hey, it's a monday - most are driving or flying back home from the 3 day weekend.
started with a foo-foo drink $14 ,,,some sort of fruit punch mix - nice juice taste..but didn't get much of an alcohol taste. the specialty drinks ...i believe they were all $14
they give you parkerhouse rolls ...nice saltiness on the top - decent - nothing special - but good
they had an apps section ( most around $12-18 ) a salad section...i didn't look at it ...wasn't in the salad mood - i went with a miso cod app with a slaw noodle topping ( not sure why i went with that ) the server told me it would be a 4-6 ounces...that surprised me - my guess - at most 4 ounces and probably closer to 3 ounces ... - it had a nice flavor..but while i ate it ...kept saying to myself , i'm not at tao or social house...dummy !! even stranger - had a fat tire ale ( $7.50 ) with the cod ... oh well...
the mains - separate meat section ( deconstructed...asked the server ...huh ? he said ...all it means is ala-carte...oh ok ...whatever ! ) filet, sirloin,,i believe there was a rib-eye too....the last item - short ribs ...server said it takes 3 days to make...again...not sure why...but i went with it ( $28 ) . the special for the day was monkfish, there were also other entrees like rotisserie chicken, jambalaya, a pasta dish - there were 4 or 5 others...can't remember them. they had sides - asparagus, mushrooms, mashed, all $7 the only expepensive side ...lobster mac and cheese....not lobster mashed potatoes....LOBSTER MAC AND CHEESE...$15...i didn't get it....CHICKEN !!!
The short ribs - a large chunk of meat - about 6 ounces ..nice sauce....but a little unusual - like the meat was cooked in a different sauce....i didn't care for it overall. the mushrooms in a pinot sauce...white shrooms...i think...didn't impress me.
for dessert - the chef recommended the white chocolate malasaca's ( sp ) - almost went with it but then i saw the strawberry bread pudding with almond ice cream ...i should've listened to the chef ...the bread pudding was ok...just boring.... cost $9 - i believe most of the other desserts were similarly priced.
total bill $96 ( also had a glass of pinot with the main entree )
overall - ok - will i go back....probably not.