Made reservations earlier in week for a fun dinner for 4 on Saturday night. When we arrived, the mood was very much upbeat and full of anticipation from would-be diners. The bar was shoulder to shoulder, and we were lucky that the other couple joining us arrived even earlier to stake claim on two very sought after bar seats. We waited 10 minutes to get the attention of one of three bartenders, who provided great cocktails at the expense of any pleasantries.
Table was ready on time, and I was happy that we were seated in the aesthetically pleasing dining room, and not in the very loud and congested bar area which had some tables along the wall adjacent to the bar itself. We were greeted promptly by the server who asked for our a drink order. He was very well versed in the by-the-glass wine selections, and there is a lovely variety to choose from.
Upon his return with drinks, we proceeded to order appetizers and entrees. Presentation, temperature, and taste of everyone's selections were very good! I had 1/2 dozen Vancouver Raw Oysters which were amazing bites. The Pancetta Wrapped Chatham Cod was cooked tp perfection and had well balanced flavor. We passed on deserts, and instead enjoyed after dinner drinks.
Overall a good experience and we'll keep it on our list of places to frequent. One suggestion to owners of the establishment- teach your staff to smile and be a bit more accomodating. We often felt as if they were not exactly pleased to serve (from the hostess, to the bartenders, and even our server by the end of the evening). Bad night for them? Maybe.
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