My wife declared her fillet mignon to be the best she had ever had, and her knife went through the steak like it was butter. My braised beef was excellent. Good service from a good waiter and the valet parking very efficient.
A website described the Cliffhouse ambience as "romantic and casual". As far as the former is concerned I have had more romantic - and cheaper - evenings at McDonalds or my local launderette. The place was so overcrowded that I was rubbing elbows with the two diners either side of me, I was nearer to the diner at my left-hand table than my wife, and I could hear his conversation a lot better. To my right, a client dressed down in shorts on a chilly evening, drank noisily from his beer bottle - very classy! I was constantly buffeted by clients and waiters passing by behind me because of the close proximity of all the tables. Due to the high level of ambient noise we had a job making ourselves heard to each other, so we skipped the dessert and coffee and were glad to leave.
If you are charging the silly prices this restaurant does, clients expect more than good food. A pleasant experience in a comfortable, uncrowded and spacious area is important. Being packed in like economy traveliers on Ryanair/South West was not enjoyable, and we shall not return.