This is a nice little place, an older house that was once an Italian restaurant. It has now become French-style, with pretensions to being gourmet -- and just can't pull it off. Their basic error (aside from whatever talent may be lacking) is to try to do too much. It's a huge menu for a small kitchen, and very few places can pull off that variety well. And then there's the food. It isn't bad. It just isn't very good. Seafood risotto was spicy and had plenty of seafood -- but good risotto can't be made ahead, and this clearly was -- rice well past the 'al dente' stage into mush. The member of the party who had the chicken marsala had essentially the same reaction -- not bad but just uninteresting. Wine list is short, priced low and full of obscure wines (not in itself a bad thing). The $25 pinot we had was drinkable. It's the kind of place you can't really slam, but it does not perform at the level of a gourmet restaurant.
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