Went here for my birthday. The atmosphere, amenities, and service were all top notch. Lots of little touches: a live piano player, real sugar cubes for coffee/tea, after dinner taffee mints from fralingers, sugar scrub in the bathrooms, gorgeous interior with beautiful views for all tables, friendly waitstaff with little niceties like folding your napkin if you step away. Our drinks were never close to empty, we never waited long for courses, very helpful down to earth and welcoming staff, willing to make menu substitutions. We were able to get in early and take advantage of the early seating menu: 3 courses for two for $40 each which is usually quite a bargain for a place like this. I wanted to love this place but the food flavor was just not there. I got the hanger steak which was alright: the risotto was bland, the portion small, and while the steak was cooked perfectly, the dish did not have the extra oomph, that unique boldness or complexity of flavor that I look for in an upscale restaurant. My wife's salmon was a decent sized tasty portion, served with an over salty celery purée and bland kale. Same here: a tasty fish but not what you look for in fine dining. Our appetizers, errr, "first course" were probably the best parts: her butternut squash soup with smoked trout was bold and flavorful and creative, my salad had Roquefort dressing and I do love my Roquefort. Desserts were likewise tasty but unspectacular. If you want great atmosphere, come here. If you want amazing food, look elsewhere.
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