My wife and I have visited Prima Vista several times over the recent past years. Past experiences have been mostly excellent, but last night's dining experience broke the positive string.
As usual, service and ambience were outstanding. My wife's meal (Pistachio Crusted Mahi-Mahi) was very good, but my meal, one of the Chef's Specials...Sauteed Veal Scallopine, was mediocre...at best. The veal was so tough much of had to be discarded. No bacon in the sauce. No hint of sage. The green beans were blanched for perhaps 30 seconds, and in effect were essentially raw (but warm). I literally could not cut the beans using a knife and extreme pressure. btw, my wife's asparagas was in the same raw category. I seldom complain about food, and usually relish virtually anything, but this meal was truly poor. At $29 per entree, my wife's meal represented a fair value, my meal was a downright poor value.
One last thought...my wife and I grow all of our vegetables,and pride ourselves on properly cooking vegetables. Overcooked vegetables are not a goal...but correct minimal cooking is necessary. I sense many higher end restaurants seek to please those detesting mushy, overcooked veggies, but come on....raw vegetables flown in from some distant source does not constitute fine dining.
Like many dining males, I consider value as the paramount parameter. I don't mind dropping $100 or more for fine dining for two...but REALLY mind when I receive a $10 meal for one which I paid several times over. I give each high end restaurant a remedial visit or two before I wholly drop them from our dining list. Prima Vista will get that one remedial visit, but if their performance does not improve, we shall not return.