I went here on Valentine's day, but not to celebrate Valentine's day. I was traveling for business and was looking for a nice place close to the Marriott Marquis. I didn't have a reservation, but was seated at the chef's table because it was early before reservations would arrive. I enjoyed watching the food prep process - kind of felt like I was on a Food Network show. The petite filet was very petite for the price, but it was delicious. I also had a $9 salad (with walnuts and blue cheese) which was very good.