Mostly good, service was not great that day.
Appetizer: Ahi Tuna. Beautifully presented on a bed of greens, nice touch of delicate spicy mayo, would have liked the fish to have a slightly livelier color, but overall quite good. I give it a 4/5.
My husband’s mushroom soup: a bit salty, nice presentation, however the waiter spilled some of it on the side of the dish. It seems petty to complain about this, but when one is paying about 250$ for 2 people, presentation has to be flawless. I give it a 3/5.
Grilled salmon: A bit too salty, but very artistically presented with some greens, not too dry. The sauce could have been a bit more complex. Quite good overall. I give it a 4/5.
Dessert: wonderful! Included a blood orange “soup”, a mousse and a small piece of cake. All delicate, fluffy, not too sweet, and just the right quantity. A hit! I give it a well deserved 5/5.
Cappuccino: pretty good, great foam, but a tiny bitter aftertaste that should not be there if you are paying 6$ a cup. I give it a 3/5.
Wine: A glass of La Crema Chardonnay went extremely well with the fish. I give it a 4.5/5.
Service: this was sadly a downer. Maybe it was an off day or the waiter was preoccupied, but his behavior was a bit off.
He butted in on our conversation on 3 occasions, which was slightly inappropriate, since it had nothing to do with dinner.
He didn’t know the wine list. Would be OK in a cheap bistro, but not for a pretty fancy downtown hotel.
Forgot to offer pepper with the main dish, and came back 10 minutes later after another waiter had already done his job.
Spilled some of the soup on the side of the dish (see above), ruining a nice presentation. Didn’t notice it and just plunked it on the table. This shows not enough attention to detail.
The service issue is not a huge deal, but it made the evening less enjoyable. I give the service a 2/5, which is barely a pass for me.
VERDICT: FOOD IS PRETTY GOOD, SERVICE WAS AN ISSUE THAT DAY. WOULD RETURN, BUT ONLY IF THE SERVICE WERE TO BE MORE APPROPRIATE.
OVERALL SCORE: 3.5/5
P.S. THEIR BREAKFAST BUFFET IS EXTREMELY NICE, AND SERVICE WAS OK THERE.
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