On March 17th I hosted a dinner for 9 the Green Gateau. I called the restaurant several days before the event and talked to Laurie. I explained to Laurie that I was going to host an important family event and that I wanted to pre-select the appetizers and wine so that I would not have to deal with that during the event. Laurie was very helpful and we picked delicious appetizers and great wines.
When we arrived at the Green Gateau the maitre d was clearly not expecting us although they had our reservation. The room was not prepared and I had to review the appetizer and wine selections again.
We were given a small room that was so small all we could do was sit at the table. There was no room to move around the room to visit people at the other end of the table. The room also had the service bar so the bartender was moving in and out of the room preparing and delivering drinks. Kind of disruptive for the event.
The Gateau Sampler appetizer was very good and everyone liked the dinners they ordered. We had a bottle of 2011 Augey Bordeaux that was excellent. People in our group who were not red wine drinkers like it. I had the candied walnut crusted salmon which I enjoyed very much.
In summary, the service was not would you would expect for an upper end restaurant but the food was above average.