Had dinner there tonight with the GF...it was a rainy evening and the place was pretty empty when we arrived. I was excited to finally try the restaurant as we've heard only good things. Plus, I've spent some time in Portugal and was looking forward to some more of the great food we've previously had in the country.
We did not have reservations but were quickly seated. The waitress came around soon after and brought us drinks and water. So far so good. We decided to order the small plates instead of dinners, nothing on the menu stood out, but the apps looked interesting. We ordered the salt cod on grilled garlic bread, bread and cheese, sardines, and baby lamb chops. The food was OK, not great, but flavorful. The lamb chops were raw inside and we mentioned this to the server, she apologized, and then left our table. We decided to order dessert to finish off the meal and the server assured us they were all fantastic and she had tried them all. Ok...sounds great..we ordered the lemon and Porto flan and the chocolate cake with raspberry sauce along with a couple glasses of wine. The flan was good as was the wine. Unfortunately, the cake wasn't very good, it was quite dry and the sauce bitter. We didn't finish the cake and the server asked if wanted to take it home - no thanks and we explained why. Again, she apologized and soon returned with the check.
The server didn't make any adjustments to the bill for the questionable app's and dessert. I spoke with manager and she asked 'what do you want ME to do...take it off the bill?' Uh, yeah, when you serve raw meat and dry cake I expect some type of consideration. I kindly explained that server had not even offered to make things right and she shrugged her shoulders and walked away.
My GF needed to get her coat as the hostess took it when when entered the restaurant. She was guided into a back room by the hostess who told to find her own coat...not very professional or helpful especially since we just spent more than $120 in their establishment. Needless to say, we won't be back.