My husband and I chose to sit outside on the patio despite the heat b/c we enjoy being outside. That was our first mistake as the restaurant dumpsters happened to be right next to the fence where we were sitting and we were bitten by flies during our entire dining experience. I think the flies were also attracted to the un-cleared dishes that remained on our table for an extended period of time. The wait staff was extremely friendly and polite though both were very new and not well versed on menu recommendations or wine offerings. Nonetheless, we tried the shrimp au gratin as an appetizer. It would have been amazing if the shrimp had not been overcooked. They were also very small, salad shrimp which are easy to overcook, buried beneath a delicious bed of rich, thick cheese and creamy goodness.
I tried the half price martinis and was not wowed at all but we did order wine later which was nice. For dinner, I opted for the seafood bouillabaisse and was very disappointed. Although the flavor of the dish was outstanding, the scallops were so over cooked I could barely get a knife or fork through them and they were very rubbery and chewy. A nicely cooked scallop should be easily cut with a fork and not chewy. The shrimp was equally as overcooked and the lobster was not far behind. The mussels were the only saving grace but for $38 the seafood should have been perfectly cooked. I don't think this restaurant knows how to cook seafood and I would not order this dish again. Actually, I would be hesitant to order any seafood from this menu again but I only eat seafood which means I would have a hard time finding anything else. On the bright side, my husband ordered the filet au poivre and despite asking for it to be cooked medium and it coming out medium well, he said the dish was great and full of flavor.
I think this restaurant has potential but they need to first update their online menu as it is not accurate in regards to the menu content or pricing. They also need to prepare their food properly if they are going to charge such high prices. In addition, if they claim to be upscale, they need to be upscale in all areas, not just the menu pricing. Ifyou don't mind high prices and food that is average or overcooked, give it a try.