So, like the last few reviewers my wife and I had a Groupon for the 2 entrees and 2 drinks for $43. I phoned ahead for a reservation for the next day and had no problems. When we arrived we were seated immediately and told the waitress we were using a Groupon and were treated no differently. Coincidentally the 2 tables on either side of us were also using Groupons; seems a lot of people are using these things up! As per another reviewer we were told they were out of several items. We ordered the Butternut Squash Gnocchi for an appetizer. My wife ordered the NY Strip while I ordered the Sausage Stuffed Lamb. The Gnocchi came quickly, looked and tasted fabulous. The couple to our right said they also ordered the Gnocchi, but theirs came out with the Gnocchi burned on the bottom and the butter sauce dark brown like the color of gravy and they sent it back. Our dinners came out shortly after, and again everything looked and tasted great. For desert we ordered the White Chocolate Cheesecake. Although it was a very small portion (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter) it was very rich and tasty. So why am I not rating Taste higher? It's all the little things that we observed that pull it down, like the girl who seated us. While she was very nice, she was dressed like a hippie. Her hair was disheveled and she wore a loud-colored flowy top, while the rest of the staff looked professional in all-black. Our table was also set incorrectly with knives on the left and forks on the right. We personally witnessed the same girl clean the table next to us by brushing the table off with her hand and then setting the table (incorrectly again!) without a cloth to sanitize it! We told our waitress what we witnessed and she had all silverware removed and the table wiped down and reset properly with fresh silverware. Our waitress was definitely one of the brighter spots of the evening and we appreciated her quick action with the dirty table incident. While our food was delicious, the woman at the table to our right left half her entree. As they were paying they told the waitress; "this was not one of your best efforts". Also the table to our left told us their dinner was "average and overpriced". Finally, when I went to use the restroom there was a mop bucket and mop in the middle of the bathroom, a wet floor, and an out of order sign on the only stall in the mens room. It's the lack of attention to detail that made us wonder what else aren't we seeing? In the end there are a dozen places I can go and pay $100+ for a dinner for two in downtown Albany. If you want people to come to your restaurant, you need to shore up your loose ends.
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