This is one of Jean-George Vonegrichten's restaurants in NYC, mid-range in price, high in quality and service. Let me start with the service. I went for lunch in the middle of "restaurant week", which lasts nearly a month nowadays. After I started eating, two young ladies were seated at the next table. One of them told the waitress she was vegetarian and asked for advice. The waitress went to consult with the chef, and came back with some suggestions. Then the lady said she wanted to pay restaurant week rates, which are at lunch $25 for a very limited choice of plates. The waitress went back to the chef and then offered some combinations. This ping pong game went on, the waitress made at least 5 visits to the chef. I do not know how this was resolved, since in the meantime I ate, paid and left, but it seems to me service way beyond the call of duty.
Now to the food. For starters I had the grilled Spanish octopus. I am a fan of these beasts, and this was one of the best ever. Done just right, with a soft consistence but still making you feel you bite something. The sauce was sophisticated, revealing new tastes at each bite. It was accompanied by tasty potatoes and peppers.
The rabbit that followed was every bit as good. You get grilled loin and crispy leg, with a variety of tastes and consistences, accompanied by great artichokes. All in all, a symphony of tastes. I finished with a very good espresso, and went away feeling quite happy.