My husband and I went with good friends for our anniversary. The building is really neat, it used to be an old bank, so the architecture is great, with very high ceilings and nice detail. So I was surprised that the room was extremely smokey. The open kitchen is in this main room but given the size of the exuast, I was hoping it would dissipate...I sat down anyway. It never did. During the meal I got up and walked into the other rooms, it was then that I noticed really how smokey and smelly the main room really was. Oh well, I sucked it up.
We did receive a basket of (free) bread and butter. But it was cold bread, nothing special. 2 of us ordered cocktails from there drink menu, which looked very interesting, but when I tried to ask the waitress for a small alteration to the drink, she didn't really understand what I wanted and I ended up returning my drink. I ended up going to the bar, telling the bartender what I wanted and got a great drink.
For appetizers we ordered mussels and calamari. Both good, not fabulous. Calamari was served on top of a salad, not a lot of calamari. Portions were small. For dinner I ordered the duck, after being reassured by the waitress that it wasn't fatty and the skin would be crunchy. What a disappointment. Not only was there a visable layer of fat under the soggy skin, but it the dish was cold! I immediately sent it back and ordered the trout, which my friend ordered. It looked appealing and she said it was good. I got the trout just as everyone else was finishing their meal. It was really nothing special. It was cook perfectly, but had no seasoning whatsoever. The sides were very good. Potatoes and veggies, but again, small portions. Salt and pepper on the table look like they belong in a diner not a high end restaurant. For a restaurant of this caliber, one would expect fresh cracked pepper and a pinch bowl of nice sea salt . Husbands steak was pretty good, but over priced, and again, small portions.
Desserts looked strange, nothing appealing, so we passed.
Manager never came over to say anything about my meal not being satisfactory.
Overall a big disappointment for $90.00. And that included only 2 dinners and one appetizer. Bartender gave me the drink for free! One bonus!
I would not recommend this restaurant and I will not be back.
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