Went to Minibar for our anniversary celebration. You need to make reservations and I will say the reservation process was a little cryptic, then communicating several times with the restaurant via email. However, they did a very good job answering questions and even accomodating food restrictions due to allergies.
Finding the entrance was as expected - they give you their address and tell you their entrance is difficult to see. There is only a small sign indicating the restaurant, however, the valet and the door man must be on the look-out for people like us as they made a bee-line for our car and we hadn't even stopped yet - that's how we knew we were at the right place. Valet parking was $12.
We were escorted into the lounge area where Jeffrey kept us company and started us out with sparkling wine. He answered questions about the evening and was very friendly. Promptly at our seating time they escorted us (and the other diners) to our table and they gave us assigned seating. I assume it was to accomodate the different dishes for my wife's food allergy and for the different wine/drink pairings.
There were 26 courses and most of them were fanstastic - different, flavorful, and textured. There were only one or two misses in that they tasted fine but didn't "wow" you like the others. I can overlook that particularly when they also served some food items that I normally dislike, but tasted amazing the way they were prepared here. They served similar but different dishes for my wife if the planned dish had ingredients she couldn't eat. We really appreciated their flexibility on this. Even when they served dishes that weren't immediately obvious that may cause a reaction, we just asked and they explained. We found the chefs all to be very pleasant and happy to answer questions about the food and the restaurant.
As others have described, the chefs work right in front of you to cook and plate the dishes. Upon serving them they would describe the dish and explain how to eat them. Unfortunately much of the actual cooking was done a their cooking station and we couldn't see everything. Mostly we saw the food plating. If you had additional questions they were always happy to answer them. If was fun trying to guess what they were serving only to find out what the food really were. Another server would then explain the drink pairing.
Minibar offered a couple choices of drink pairings, non-alcoholic, wine pairing, sparkling wine pairing, chef reserve wine pairing. My wife chose the non-alcoholic pairing and I chose the simple wine pairing. I must say the non-alcoholic pairing seemed much more interesting than the wine pairing. I think the drinks were made by Barmini and they had very creative and interesting flavors. While the wine was good I would have enjoyed the more creative drinks better (and would have saved a little more money).
After two+ hours of eating we were escorted to their bar, Barmini, for a few more drinks, coffee/tea, and dessert items. What I thought was nice was they seated all of the six diners from dinner together and we had a nice time talking about ourselves and experience.
We were offered the choice of settling our bill or staying for more food and drinks. After what was now almost 3 hours of eating and drinking, everyone from our group just paid their bills. With our bills came a menu of everything we ate, including a tailored menu for my wife's courses. They then arranged with the valet to have the cars waiting right outside.
In summary, we had a great dining experience. Sure it was expensive, but this was a special occasion. The service was super, the food was great, and we had an experience we'll be talking about for days.
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