This was my second visit. The first was with family a year and a half ago, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so, that when we had a friend visiting, we decided to go to this top-notch restaurant for a treat.
The venue is quiet enough, and the look and feel of the restaurant is quite nice. We were quickly seated, and the waiter was attentive and well informed of his menu. This 6'8'' gentleman was one of the better waiters I have met in a while. The menu had everything you could expect from this type of restaurant. Beef carpaccio, French onion soup, Caprese salad, oysters, fish, various cuts of beef. Sides were top rate, shareable plates. There is something for everyone. And desserts were fresh and good. And finally a restaurant in the area which makes a decent espresso.
I have two beefs (forgive the pun, although intended). My filet mignon was stringy, not on par for this kind of restaurant. Had to really work this piece of meat just to chew it. It was even hard to cut with the good-sized steak-knife that came with the meal. To be fair, the other two people had the same cut of beef, and my wife says hers was very good.
I enjoy wine and have a decent knowledge of the subject. The manager sent over his wine guy, and did not present him as a sommelier. I described what I wanted, in specific terms, and the wine guy offered up his suggestion. To my dismay, the offered bottle had nothing whatsoever to do with the characteristics I had asked for. It was a very ordinary bottle and really took away from the enjoyment of the meal.
So we will go back, but they could up their game a little. The difference between good and great is in the details. Someone has forgotten this. At $400 for three, it can get expensive pretty quickly.
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