Stopped by just after the lunch rush in the middle of the week and that was a mistake. I suggest you do not go at that time unless you have a couple of hours to spare as service is incredibly slow. Our waiter had only one other table yet it took him several minutes to take our drink order and another 10 minutes for the drinks to come out (seriously, how long does it take to pour a glass of pinot gris ($12) and make a mojito ($11). As soon as the drinks arrived (the pinot was wonderful, but the mojito was severely lacking in taste) we ordered our appetizers and entrées for fear that we would not see the waiter again. For the appetizers, we shared the cajun shrimp, which were lightly seasoned and seared ($12) and the ichiban, which consisted of bite size pieces of fresh swordfish, salmon and tuna, marinated then chargrilled and served rare over an ancho chili mayonnaise ($13). Both were fantastic! For the entrées my companion and I both had the Maryland crab cakes, which are fresh jumbo lump crab with remoulade sauce ($22). These crab cakes are light and fluffy and absolutely divine. Nothing else compares. My companion said they would be and I wholeheartedly agreed with her. For dessert we shared the oreo cheesecake ($9); not bad (not as good as The Cheesecake Factory, but still pretty tasty). Despite the initial annoyance of the lackluster service, once the food was served the experience was fantastic. And the wonderful views of downtown Pittsburgh can’t be beat. Lunch for two was quite expensive at over $125, not including parking cost for valet (which to be fair was only $3.00), but the taste is definitely worth the price. We will visit again for sure and hope that the service will be much better.
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