We were able to get a reservation a week ahead by calling the restaurant even though OpenTable said no. The friendly maîtresse d' sat us at what she described as the most romantic table - small, unique, by the front windows. It would have been lovely except that the only other table in this separate front section was a large group of 8.
Then we sat. And sat. We couldn't decide whether the service was artfully slow because the larger table's orders were just going in, but we waited for wine, for bread, and for food. The wine menu was eclectic for me, and our Oregon 2011 pinot noir disappointing. The bread was very tasty and had lovely texture but with slightly stale edges.
By the time the food arrived, we had pretty low expectations: but it was truly amazing. Unexpected combinations that melded roundly and beautifully, with bursts of flavor from tiny accents. We each had 2 small plates and then a dessert plate. I had the black trumpet agnolotti with roasted squash, spruce ricotta and mint, followed by the hangar steak with grits and roasted Brussels sprouts. Both had a truly fabulous flavor profile, and were cooked and seasoned perfectly. For dessert, I had coeur de la crème with roasted sunchokes - a leap of faith in the chef - and it was wonderful with the sunchokes like tiny roasted plums. Stunning in palate and originality! We also loved the size of the small plates - it allowed us to enjoy 3 distinct dishes each and not feel uncomfortably stuffed.
We didn't like the service. I think our server was stoned: he was friendly but far too intense in the intermittent occasions he was present. After we paid, all the staff disappeared completely from the dining room, so we retrieved our coats and just left - no great hardship but odd when they gave us a coat check ticket.
They opened 7 weeks ago, so these may be start up pains. But we will go to the Cambridge location next time.