Having had the opportunity to frequent places like Gitane on a regular basis in NYC, we are very familiar with the atmosphere Gitane was attempting to achieve. Tapas restaurants are very trendy right now, and most places "chic" up their venue simply by lowering the lights, and playing some dance music. Gitane was no different, with two exceptions: 1) the decor was very beautiful and 2) the server was spectacularly snobbish. I say the latter with a touch of enthusiasm and a dose of appreciation. We appreciate when a server makes you feel as though you are their main concern and caters to you as though they are your personal concierge. We ordered a bottle of wine, the bacon bon bons (B+), roasted artichokes (D - overly salty and average), scallop & sweetmeat (B - consisted of 1 piece of scallop, but a very tasty one), two orders of the NY strip steak (C - cooked well but under-seasoned and lacked flavor) and chocolate pudding (B). Our bill, after tip, was $245. Overall the experience would have ranked closer to a 4, but the food failed to live up to the decor and the service.