Great food for the price. Best deal in town, but wow, the restuarant needs a makeover. Good food is what's important, but when you're stuck eating on a tabletop that is made of broken glass and glitter and who knows what else, well it just clashes with the beauty on your plate. That darn handmade table (you know which one I'm talking about) was sticky and looked as if it had about 100 coats of laquer on top. Again, not appealing - definitely not a fit with the Margarita's claim to "fine dining". Silk flowers are strewn around this rather oddly-lit dining room...Why not cut a few fresh flowers from the garden? The chandeliers are dusty, if you can even call them chandeliers (more like handmade upside down glass jars) and the silverware looks more like "diner"-ware. Unpretentious, yes, but a decor update could really do this restaurant a world of good.
I must say that the food is always fresh and very innovative - but because the menu changes daily, you never quite know what you're going to get. The quality is always there, but the tastes are sometimes off. And I'm not always in the mood for surprises. I suppose you take your chances when you dine out, but slow down Chef...please stick to what you know, stick to what you cook well and if it gets rave reviews from your customers, put it back on the menu! Ax the lamb sirloin with chantrelle bacon sauce (10/05), ew.
Staff members are nice, but again, I'm so distracted by the dusty antiques on the wall and the "can't miss it" ticket booth in the lobby, that I seem to forget easily that the food is actually quite tasty.
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