The location of this restaurant is excpetional, as other reviewers have mentioned. The outdoor tiered stone patio is amazing and provides the perfect atmosphere for the Riverwalk: you can see the hustle and bustle going on below you, but you are comfortably out of the traffic. You can even catch a side view of performances at the Arneson theater.
Service was prompt and our server was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine and our salads were delicious. This is where the review turns bad.
My friend and I both ordered the petit filet mignon, priced at $36. Of course, this is your traditional a la carte steakhouse experience, so all sides were ordered at an additional cost. We chose the au gratin potatoes and sauteed spinach to share.
The moment I cut into my steak, I realized that it was overcooked. Normally I would simply tell the server and see what they could do for me. But I started to wonder whether or not this cut of meat was actually a filet. The meat was sinewy and difficult to cut through. It also had a mushy texture and a grayish color. I was not like any filet I have ever seen, and I have been to my share of steakhouses. I have had much better filets grilled at home. This steak was just weird and tasted gross. The potatoes were okay, the spinach was slimy and lacked flavor. But, due to my frugal rearing, I ate it anyway.
I left this dining experience feeling like I had wasted an exorbitant amount of money on a poor meal. Unfortunately, even the great atmosphere could not erase the memory of the yucky food.