Yummy food!! Husband and I came here with a friend of our's over the holidays and had a fantastic time. Our friend had recommended this place, so we were excited to try this little spot near the Marina.
Like previous reviewers have stated, the food are all small plates, so they are meant to be shared. With that being said, the three of us split the following:
- Dungeness Crab Salad
- Grilled Local Calamari
- Steamed P.E.I. Mussels
- Truffle Risotto
- Halibut with Artichokes, Tomato Confit, Olives, Basil and Zucchini
- Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast
All were great, with the exception of the Truffle Risotto. IMO, it was oversalted, had too much cream and butter, and the texture was past the recommended soft chewiness.
The Duck Breast was tasty, and a little on the rare side. I had never eaten Duck Breast being slightly rare, but it was really yummy. The accompanied tossed salad provided the tartness to offset the smokey flavors in the duck. A total winner, I'd get this for myself next time.
The Halibut was well seasoned and cooked well, with not too much butter. I enjoyed the basil zucchini flavors with olives, total umami.
The rest were well done, and throughout the entire meal, we marveled over the freshness in ingredients with great technique. Often times, you go to a place that doesn't get both right. Isa does it right, and at the end of the night, we were very happy with our meal. Service was attentive without being stuffy, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is really warm and lovely. We didn't opt to sit outside on the patio, but I'm sure it is just as lovely.
Another side not of great service, Husband and I got there early and had to wait for our friend to arrive. The hostess was super sweet, and told us that we had nothing to worry about in losing our reservation. In fact, she let us pick our table, and she kept it open as many people starting flocking into the restaurant! It was a really sweet gesture, and we appreciated it much. As we waited, the bar staff offered us some drinks, but all I ended up getting was water. Next time, I will try their fresh-squeezed juices.
Anyway, it's a good thing that I don't live close by, otherwise, I'd be here every few weeks! Next time I'm in town, I will definitely be coming here again.
You should go....NOW!
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