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Posted by Number 1 on 11/15/2008
I was at Corton recently and it was incredibly delicious. The food is excellent and the service was great as well. The portions are not large, but they keep you entertained with 3 or 4 free samples throughout the meal in addition to the 3 Prix Fixe items that you order. The meal is pricey, especially if you order wine, but it is worth the price. I will definitely be going here again and recommending the place to others.
Posted by Foodie on 11/04/2008
My wife and I enjoyed a lovely Thursday night dinner at Corton. The room is contemporary and comfortable, and the nose level allowed for easy conversation. We started with "From the Garden" consisting of Young Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs of the Season, and Scallops with Uni Creme, Radish & Marcona Almond. Both were inventive and tasty. We followed with Wild Striped Bass with Sweet Onion & Razor Clam Chowder, and the Maine Lobster with Chanterelles & Toasted Hazelnut Lobster Jus. Each was beautifully plated, and every element had a vivid flavor. The meal concluded with a Caramel Brioche and Bitter Chocolate Fondant. Service was attentive throughout the evening, and Elizabeth, the Sommelier, looks like she could be the sister of Elizabeth Banks, and is charming and knowledgable. The restaurant is not inexpensive, but we feel that it's a good value given the quality of the experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/25/2008
I went here last week and the service was very poor. our server completely ignored us. after our appetizers had been cleared, and we had waited more than 40 minutes for our entrees, i asked the server if there was a problem with our entrees. she said she'd check on it, and then just stayed in the dining room, not even pretending to go talk to the kitchen. the food was ok but the service made it a pretty miserable evening.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2008
I went for dinner the other night with high expectations but ultimately was let down. The hostess and bartender were great in welcoming me and fixing a drink, but after my friend and I were seated, quickly asked if we were ready to order & said we needed a couple minutes, it was about 10-15 minutes until our server returned. Anyway, onto the more important stuff: the amuse bouche was an oyster, but unlike any I'd had before: I can't really say what it tasted like except that it didn't taste like an oyster or even seafood. It was neither good nor bad. I ordered the sweetbreads with egg to start, and the server does a cute little routine of bringing a pot of eggs out beforehand. The sweetbreads were pretty good, though the egg was just a soft-boiled egg that quickly became a runny pool on the plate. I ordered the lobster for the main, and must say it was a let-down: a fairly bland piece accompanied by minuscule chanterelle mushrooms. My friend had about a bite of the filet of beef before pronouncing it sub-par. I had some & thought it was good, but I guess we were expecting more. Our desserts were fine. One thing that bugged my friend was how Nieporent and Liebrandt were in the house, refilling wine glasses, yuckin it up, etc. They didn't come by our table, which I took no offense at given that I don't know them and they don't know me. But my friend felt it tended to distract the staff from serving those with whom the two weren't schmoozing. As for the room, I found the cream-green color a gutsy choice, though don't know if it'll pay off. The house was about half empty when I was there, which surprised me. In all, I'm not sure the place matches its competitors.