We walked in on a Saturday night and got a table for two at 7:00. It was busy, but still pleasantly surprised on Labor Day weekend. We ate outside, which has a limited menu.
They did not bring menus at first, then I had to ask for the wine list too. The list had a few blue dots next to some bottles, one I wanted in particular. The waitress said she had never seem dots before and was sure it meant nothing. Seconds later she retuned to say it meant they were out. I order another, which was more expensive, and she returns without the bottle to ensure I meant to spend twice what the first cost. It was smart to check.
However, after presenting the new bottle, she leaves to remove the cork away from the table??!! That's a big no no, particularly for a $100 bottle. When she returns, she grabs the bottle by the neck, picks up the wine glass like it was a beer glass and pours the wine down the side of the tilted glass, like it was a Budweiser. She poured every refill the same. Took your half drunk glass and the bottle by the neck. Apparently, we was inexperienced or ill trained to work at a high end restaurant, even if outdoors.
We had the fish soup, which was earthy and good, not spectacular. Also, the mozzarella and roasted peppers. For dinner we had the lobster roll, which was excellent and the cod, which was also first rate.
We knew the prices were high and the inside seating is even higher. They did a great job on the remodel, we remember its predecessor. Ambiance is excellent. However, when you're going top shelf on pricing, you have to be perfect to be worth it. It's hard to believe that the wait staff would be so poorly trained in opening a bottle of wine.
I would go back, but I'm not dying to go back. That's not the kind of rep an expensive restaurant usually survives.
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