It was my first time in Cafe 1771 as I was meeting several colleagues from the office for a late dinner and they recommended to dine here, at first I was skeptical as I really wanted a Steak, I mean coming from U.K. its hard to find a place that serves good steaks, but least to say I was impressed.
I was already running late, before I could rush through the door the receptionist kindly opened the door, greeted me in asked for the reservation name and took me to my table. We were sat in what they call the lounge area, really homely yet with stylish seats and comfortable sofas and the interior was designed like "Home Library" I thought this was great! As soon I was sat the server kindly gave me a menu and poured me some water (I knew from this moment that there would no problems with service). My colleagues had already ordered the starters for us to share (Caesar Salad & squash blossoms which is a must try!) as well as a round of soup of the day for second course, (they know I'm British so they thought I must love my soups). They had already ordered their mains so looking through the menu I was craving a rib eye steak the server noticed I was taking time to make a decision so he politely asked if he could make a recommendation, I asked if they had rib eye and to my joy they did! 300g of angus beef rib eye, he said this was from their menu upstairs..I was looking confused so he explained their was a Winebar on the second floor, specializing in steaks, burgers and oysters (I made a reservation for Winebar next week!). We ate through our 1st, 2nd and 3rd course so quickly that we did not even have time to discuss what we were here to discuss, I must add it was Excellent 1st and second course where great but that was one of the best rib eyes I've ever had. We still had much to discuss and I fancied a glass of Wine and desert and decided that we would have it upstairs in Winebar...firstly the wine is great your assisted in making a selection with their very own sommelier, secondly the deserts where heavenly!! I ordered 4 between 3 of us they looked so good, they have them on display in their deserts counter. I'm so happy that my colleagues brought me here and next week I'm going to Winebar for a proper dinner, I hope it doesn't disappoint because I'm definitely posting my experience on here. I also noticed they're open for breakfast and lunch, I think I found my new place to go, they'll be sick of me! So all in all in all I'd give this place 5 stars!