I so want to go back again. There was so much on the menu I wanted to try and tasting off my dining partners' plates wasn't enough. It appears that the menu changes daily and so i can't find my exact dish on the internet today, but it was chicken and it was flattened although they didn't call it "brick" chicken and on a bed of mushrooms that were so delicious I'd order the dish again. The pasta dish I tasted was marvelous also and a favorite of one of my dining partner's. The hanger steak was excellent. The antipasti of select hams and pickled vegetables were lovely with their homemade focaccio. The semifreddo saffron mousse was odd, but worth trying. The home made marshmallows that were brought before dessert were dusted or flavored with lemon and big and scrumptious. BUT WARNING -- they open a special bottle of wine each night so diners can taste something special. ASK FOR THE PRICE PER GLASS. On our night the price was $35 a glass so we declined, but we were given a tiny taste. We saw that another table didn't ask the price of the special wine before ordering it and when the check came, there was a slight argument. It seemed though that the manager, after discussing this with the disgruntled customer, adjusted the bill. REGARDING ATMOSPHERE -- not romantic because the dining room is large with no table cloths. The view is fantastic at Columbus Circle but the room has the feel of a giant Chinese restaurant, in Shanghai. There is a separate smaller room that is sometimes open but it wasn't the night we were there. Perhaps that's more intimate. KITCHEN -- I took a peek in the kitchen and watched the chefs through the windows. It was spotless and they seemed super-organized. SERVICE -- a little slow. I like a leisurely meal and there was no rush, but sometimes we were looking for our waiter. Looking forward to a return trip!
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