My boyfriend and I were given a gift certificate here in return for dog sitting awhile back. We have both been here twice before- once during restaurant week a few years back when they still participated in the $20 offering, and both seperately with business associates.
We made reservations for the chef's bar( the only thing available) and were delighted to sit there and watch the cooks at work!
We ordered a beautiful bottle of Parker's Pinot noir -$26
Fried Oysters “BLT”cherry tomatoes, microgreens, sauce, gribiche, crispy bacon, tobasco honey vinaigrette – $12 super tasty.
Steak ‘n Cheese beef carpaccio, fried fresh goat cheese, fried capers, greens, red onion and aioli – $12- this was firstly served to us with a big brown blanket of "off" beef. We both had a bite and decided not to continue. Without 30 seconds later the chef, or sous?, looked up at the dish, shook his head and took it from us. He immediately began refiring our appetizer and with little words spoken, presented us a beautifully tasting carpaccio dish!
We were both impressed at the chefs attention to detail and high standards. If we were at a dining room table he would have never seen it and we probably wouldn't have said anything- just not eaten it.
Our hanger steaks and side dishes ( roasted beats, spicy brocolli, mashed potatoes and Mac+ cheese) were good but pretty pricey.
Our server was genuine and delightful-
Overall great experience, a little too pricey but thanks to the kitchen leadership shown, we'll be back - requesting the chef's bar!
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