First the good: the restaurant is very beautiful, in muted tones of brown and amber. They have managed to turned the handicapped ramp into a runway at the center of the restaurant that brilliantly divides the two sections of seating. The banquettes are heavenly comfortable, the service professional and cheerful without being overly casual. The wine list is extensive with a variety of good choices. Now the bad: I arrived at the restaurant admittedly casually dressed and looking just a little bit seedy after a day of watching my nephews participate in track meets. I just wanted a good meal. Thin young hostess: would you like to sit at the bar? (The restaurant was almost completely empty). Me: No. I had the romaine salad, the scallops and then a grilled peach for dessert. Everything had a variety of flavors with hints of Asian cuisine, and at time the flavors seem to be fighting with each other, rather than blending. The romaine salad - essentially a Caesar salad - had a lemon dressing with some kind of ingredient that had overtones of soy sauce. The scallops were the standout - perfectly grilled on a bed of cauliflower puree - with (I think) kale frisee on top. Excellent. Dessert was good but a bit overwrought - perfectly grilled peached accompanied by a lovely creme fraiche ice cream on top of amaretto cherries accompanied by a slice of cake with (I think) poppy seeds. The peaches were perfection - but all of the other stuff seemed to distract from rather than enhance their natural simplicity. Overall, this was a good experience - if a bit pricey - but I think the food could be toned down just a bit to let the dominant flavors shine.
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