I dined at Aspire this past week with my parents. We were had high expectations - we knew how beautiful the restaurant is and had heard that the food is exceptional. I think the best way to summarize our experience is inconsistent, which is what I noticed in reading the other reviews. The night started badly when we were seated and then completely ignored for more than 15 minutes. In the interim, another party was seated adjacent to us and had their appetizers before we even ordered a drink. After flagging down the hostess and asking her to get our waitress, we saw her running back and forth in what looked like a state of confusion until a waitress finally did approach our table. After ordering drinks, we waited another 15 minutes, only to receive a drink that looked and tasted nothing like the one my father ordered. The manager was very courteous about the whole thing, taking the drink back and making sure that the correct one was returned to us (however, no mention of maybe giving us the drink for free in light of the error). Luckily, things improved once the food was eventually served. Although the prices might seem high, the portions are very large and the quality was very good (not great, but very good). The scallops and gnocchi in particular were delicious, as was the pork tenderloin (a deceiving title - it was a pork roast, not a tenderloin, but still delicious). I really want to be able to give this restaurant a high recommendation but when I look at the overall experience I find that I can't The service in particular needs a major overhaul. If they can maintain the quality of the food at the current level and really step-up the service, Aspire could become a "go-to" restaurant. For now, it will be just a good, convenient place to have a pre-theater dinner.
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