I had the $39 three course prix fixe dinner last evening with 2 friends who
ordered the $55 prix fixe that includes 3 glasses of wine. This is a genuine bargain considering the beautiful ambiance and the attentive service. It is offered on weekdays only.
For appetizers, two of us ordered a tart with duck confit and the 3rd person had French onion soup. These were all delicious, and served in generous portions. They chose a glass of house pinot noir with 2 of the courses and a dessert wine with their desserts.
The house bread was crusty and delicous, and an amuse gueule of strawberries and cream cheese on crispbread preceeded the appetizers.
I had grilled salmon steak, which came on a bed of fresh stewed chick peas and kale. The salmon was done to the medium well stage, although I wasn't aked how I wanted it.It had a nice crust and was well seasoned, as were the vegetables.
One of us had a pasta dish with noodles that tasted homemade and was very much enjoyed. The other had short ribs, which he found a bit dry and underseasoned. All the portions were generous enough to take home leftovers, which came in aluminum foil pakets molded into the shape of a rat.
The dessert cakes were good, but not exceptional. The coffees, on the other hand were truly wonderful.
With the coffees, a sampler of small bites of sweets was offered.
This experience reminded me of meals I have had in fine restaurants in France, if the food quality was a bit uneven and not cutting edge.
I would definitely plan a celebration such as a birthday or an anniversary dinner here. The ride to the restaurant is an entertainment in itself, with illuminatd sculptures from the Grounds for Sculpture along the road. The restaurant is elegant in an old world fantasy atmosphere, with lots of glowing dark wood and candlelight.