I was so looking forward to eating here. Perhaps it just wasn't a good night. Not that it was "Bad".. it wasn't, but it wasn't exceptional as I had expected. I attended with a group following a conference and the atmosphere was wonderful. We were seated on the newly-opened patio out back, which was lovely that night. Several rounds of cocktails and wine were served and the glassware was beautiful. I only wish that my iced tea was re-filled with the same attention given to the others who were drinking alcohol! Some ordered the charcuterie trays for appetizers. Something that tends to be all-the-rage in many restaurants these days. I tried a couple of selections and the cured pork was fine. "Lardo" is not really my cup of tea, however. The primary reason I down-grade this restaurant is because my fish serving, as well as that of two others, was way over-cooked. And that is a horrible thing to do to a beautiful selection of local fish. I mean waaaaay over-cooked. For the portion size and the price of the dish, that is not acceptable. The accompanying side/garnish was adorable! Talk about "baby" vegetables! There were teeny, tiny baby snow peas (delish, those were... all two of them) and the tiniest little beets I have ever witnessed outside of when I mercilessly thin them in my home garden. Smaller than my pinkie finger, with little roots still attached. The person who was happiest at the table with their food was the guy who had the cheesburger and fries! It looked wonderful and he verified that assessment. I hate leaving this review as "average" because it really is not an "average" restaurant. Its just that this, my first experience here, was certainly not "Very Good". I know this chef is held in high regard, and I am definitely willing to try The MacIntosh again.
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