We have been to this restaurant on a couple of previous occassions and have had spectacular experiences. This was another very good experience, although a few steps short of spectacular. Still, it was a tasty dinner.
One thing I really liked: we did not make reservations anywhere for Friday night dinner (because we weren't sure what time our plans with a friend would end). I was able to call Sprout as we were leaving a bar, and we got a table without a problem. So, that was nice -- I like a fancy place that has some flexibility for walk-in tables.
Service-wise, we had a pretty good experience. Our server was very friendly and super-knowledgeable about the menu. Service fell a bit short, though, with timely clean-up of plates after each course (I HATE waiting and waiting for dirty plates to be cleared at a fancy restaurant), food being presented to the wrong person (again, when you're spending $30 on an entree, I think the staff should present it to the right person), and extremely lukewarm, sat-out-for-hours coffee being served at dessert (replaced with a new pot quickly, but after the dessert had been eaten).
Food-wise, it was another delicious experience. The menu had been changed since our last visit -- good to see variety. There were appealing options for appetizers, mains, and desserts. A pumpkin soup as an appetizer was incredibly satisfying, and the fish I had with my main was perfectly cooked. My partner had a scallop appetizers that was gorgeously plated and tasted incredibly good. His main course, a lamb, was tasty but not show-stopping. For dessert, my partner's chocolate dish was delicious; my lemon dish was a bit underwhelming. Overall, a pleasing meal...by no means nothing bad, but a few plates that were better than others.
The space continues to be cool. We sat in the front room, which is sort of an enclosed patio. It's a fun atmosphere. There was a brief miss in that the wood railing next to the plants, on which I rested my arm, was soaking wet from the watering of the plants -- no big deal (water dries, after all), but an attention-to-detail issue that a restaurant at this price point should not overlook. The restroom was similar -- it needed a scrub and supply refreshment in a big way.
So, not the drop-your-socks-off experience of previous visits for brunch and dinner, but a good meal nevertheless. We'll go back, if not quite as fervently as before.
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