4 of us ate there on a Saturday night. Lovely atmosphere .. we could have a nice conversation. Great wines. Apparenly, I'm told by local foodies that top care is always taken for the quality of the food. I have no argument with the quality of the food or the cooking. Each dish was perfectly cooked. However, there was no 'wow' factor .. nothing especially interesting considering the price. $15 for a garden salad? Ok, it's February but really, it was quite small and just some mixed lettuce. I was embarrassed for them.
The mains were okay .. but lamb was served with 2 or 3 veg and a jus... nice but for $38 and 2 'chops' .. it seemed high. When we left, we all asked each other, "what did you think?" .. we all do a fair amount of fine dining. The consensus was that for what we got it was expensive. For that price we could have gone to Cafe Boulud a block away or for less DBar .. and walked away feeling we'd gotten great value .. still expensive maybe but worth every penny.
Another peculiar thing was that we had to wait for menus because they'd run out.
So basically it was totally competent ... perfectly cooked food, well paced. But expensive and basically, ordinary. For the money ... we expected to be impressed. For conservative eaters, I guess it would be perfect. We just wanted something a little different or special.(or less money)
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