I hate to be the one to break this establishment perfect 5 star review record, but I'm afraid I will have to do it. Four of us went to Odile with high expectations given the hype. I'll start mentioning the non-food part of the experience, the ambiance and service. I thought both were excellent, the place is tiny but cozy, totally unpretentious. The service was fantastic, I unfortunately don't know the name of our server, but he was awesome. Extremely friendly, in an excellent mood, and always there when you needed him.
Now, onto the dishes. We each had a different appetizer, so we had all four available on the menu and I tried them all. The Caesar salad with crispy pig cheek was good, thought some pieces of the pig seemed a little overcooked as they were a bit dry. The fried smelts were pretty tasteless, though the vegetables that accompanied them were pretty good. The scallops were good, though not excellent. The lamb meatballs were quite good, with the one general flaw that we could apply to all dishes for the night, lack of salt.
Onto the main course, we tried the short ribs, the duck breast, and two of us had the lamb. The latter turned out to be a mistake, as what was touted as white wine braised leg of lamb tasted like some boiled pieces of lamb that were totally bland. Luckily, everything else that accompanied it was good, the risotto was delicious and the asparagus was perfectly cooked. The short ribs were good, but not great, a little lacking in taste as well. The sauce was good though so that helped, as was the kale and yukon and celery root purée. The star of the night was the duck breast ballotines, which was absolutely delicious. It was the one dish in the main course that was perfectly executed.
For the desert, two of us shared the brownie with chocolate ice cream, which was absolutely fabulous. The other two ordered the pear and maple tart which was ok, but a little bland.
So overall, there were some hits and misses, and I might even have given the place 3 stars if it wasn't for the price. At $105 for two people (drinking only water and sharing a desert, not including tip), I would expect something better. This is not to say this place can't deliver a good dinner, clearly if all I had eaten was the duck and brownie, I'd be ranting and raving about the place. Unfortunately I didn't so I have to rate it based on what I experienced. Your mileage may vary.
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