Ok, I am going to be the one that is goes against the wave. We headed here with recommendation from friends, and amazing reviews. We were disappointed in so many ways. This is fine dining. You are paying for artistry, flavor and service. You do not get to pick your meal it is a tasting menu which can be accompanied by a wine pairing. We went the whole nine yards. The full tasting menu and wine pairing. Which runs about 150 per person. Ok I was prepared to be wowed! to learn to be treated like a queen.
Well it fell short for me. The staff was nice, but when they presented your tasting it was if they had marbles in their mouths when describing it. I couldn't here them and they rushed through the description. It seemed as if they weren't really sure what they were serving. The tastings are just that, a taste, a mouthful. 9 mouthfuls. The food itself although beautifully presented lacked the pizazz I was expecting. Out of 9 bites I found 1 meal great, the razorback clams (3 small strips of razor clams) and one very good, but I had so little to try I have no idea if it was that good ( a bite of lamb and a small bit of lamb sausage) seriously 1 bite each. that was the main course. The tastings came pretty quickly too and did not give us time to really savor our wine.
In addition I was freezing. It was cold in the restaurant, I actually sat with my winter coat on and not once did a waiter ask me if I was too cold. Not to be petty but when you are paying this much you want your needs to be noticed. When you leave food on a plate you wanted to be questioned whether it was ok or not and how can they better serve you.
Having eaten at many farm to table restaurants, I wanted to be blown away. Instead my wallet was blown away and I was looking where we could stop on the way home to get a bite to eat. I know you may say ahhh she doesn't understand fine dining or the artistry of it, and maybe I don't. I do understand what it is like to be blown away by a meal and I just wasn't here.