We had a Living Social, thankfully, because this place is not cheap. Although the food was excellent and the portions were decent, I doubt we'll return because it wasn't that much better than some other very good restaurants (and cheaper) in the area.
They do not serve liquor, only beer and wine. While the wine list was adequate, they hardly had any beer selections at all. As for the wine, we each had two glasses (should have got a bottle, would have been cheaper). Their house selection is decent and the most reasonably priced at $6.50 per 6oz. As an aside, it IS a nice option that they offer both 3oz and 6oz pours.
Since this was our first time there, we didn't know what the portion sizes would be. We asked the waiter but didn't get a great response; he was sort of hard to understand (strong accent). So, DH ordered a bowl of soup (LARGE; he said he could have done with the cup) plus an entree; I ordered a cup of soup, a salad (HUGE) and an appetizer. As it turned out, I only ate 1/2 of the salad and not all of the appetizer so it was more than enough.
They started us out small (espresso sized cup) of a chilled soup. Interesting flavor; basil, pear and ginger. I liked it, DH didn't (he doesn't like chilled soup). Also, very good bread (one piece each but they'll bring you more).
Then, the soups; mine was heritage cream of tomato; DH's white bean and cabbage. Both were excellent.
My salad was arugula, goat cheese, pine nuts and tomatoes in a lavender honey dressing (whatever; it was good!) The waiter informed us to split the salad in the kitchen would cost an additional $4.50. C'mon! Suffice it to say, we didn't split it; a good thing since DH was happy with his soup and entree (pork chop).
My appetizer was the mushroom ravioli in a cream sauce. Not too heavy and very tasty.
We were too full for dessert; the water brought us complimentary (small) chocolate truffles which were good. He was very concerned when he came back and we hadn't eaten them yet! He told us people rave about them and want to buy them but they are not for sale. Well, they were good, as I said, but, really?
I guess the overall theme here is that the food was excellent but it was too expensive plus there was something of a "snooty" air in there. We'd made an RSVP but we stuffed in an upstairs (freezing) room with no view of anything. Also, the chairs are very uncomfortable. I kept sliding off mine, had to hook my foot around the bottom chair leg to keep from falling off of it!
I doubt we'll return (unless someone else is paying :-) )
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