On first glance, this restaurant seems to be quaint and offers a nice selection, with even a vegetarian option. My issue is that the food isnt at the level I would expect for the price I am paying. The biggest rip off is the $20 cheese platter. You get a handful of nuts, a small puddle of honey, and 4 super small pieces of cheese. Literally one inch in diameter pieces with a basket of garlicy crostini. This was totally not worth the price we paid. I was apalled. My husband ordered the ribeye steak which we shared. I have to be honest, it wasnt the best ribeye i've ever had. it was kind of bland and there was so much fat around the edge I had to spit a bunch of the meat out into my napkin. I had to really salt the meat to give it some flavor. My daughter ordered the black pepper pasta and she said hers was bland as well and had to salt hers quite liberally as well. im not sure if my other daughter enjoyed her vegetarian option because she wasnt feeling well to start with. With tip and 4 alcohol beverages for 4, expect to pay 175 minimum. Thats without dessert or a 4th entree. The service was great but its very loud in there so expect to carry a conversation with a loud voice. Its located right in the heart of Union Square so thats another definite plus. If you are into Italian wines, dont expect any there.
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