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Posted by Anonymous on 11/20/2006
Great food - though on the pricey side. Favorite dishes: chicken mole taquitos, kobe beef burgers, herb frites, ravioli...Dishes to avoid: Chicken spring rolles and duck empananda's. Good wine list, great atmosphere, good service...don't miss...
Posted by Anonymous on 11/02/2006
The last time I consulted with my 2006 American Etiquette guide, I read that it is proper to tip anywhere between 15 and 20% of the bill depending upon how happy and satisfied you were with your table service. Being that our service was so-so and our waiter talked down to us as if we were teeny boppers who somehow stumbled into the place on mistake, my party agreed that we would leave somewhere in the middle of the tipping percentage range. So when the manager came over to our table to ask us if there were any problems with the service, rather than killing the mood of our night, we said that service was good. That's when the so-called manager said to my party, "Well, if you were happy with our service tonight, we think its customary here to tip 20% of the bill" This coming from the manager of the place? Shocked and appauled by her words, we promptly left. What ever happened to hospitality and customer satisfaction? Did it get lost inside one of the French Onion Soup Dumplings?
Posted by Anonymous on 11/01/2006
I went recently with 5 friends, our waiter was amazing. He made sure we had 6 of everything to try, told us what his favorites were, advised us on our choices, didn't interrupt our conversation but was always there when we needed something! The food was great-- The Butternut ravioli was outstanding. The French Onion dumplings were so good (the entire place smells like the cheese that tops it), the lobster rolls and kobe burgers... yum! The drinks were different in a good way. A little pricey, but perfect for a special occasion.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/12/2006
I really enjoyed the food here and the atmosphere is very nice. Everything we had here was delicious - kobe burgers, herb frites, meatballs, ravioli was excellent as well...the only thing I would get are the spring rolls. Dessert was good as well - tried the cholocate tasting, donuts good too though not phenemonal. A place to go with a group of friends and share plates.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/28/2006
Went here over the weekend for the first time with a group of 5; and found it to be a beautiful if overcrowded space; with diners and upstairs patrons low-shouting to hear each other over the bit too loud music. Overall though a good experience; especially after escaping the chaotic upstairs bar area and settling into a cozy banquette! We ordered about 12 dishes in total (including second rounds of amazing pierogies and red snapper tacos) and all the dishes were good to very good. The big hits were the french onion soup dumplings, Kobe Burgers and the best Pork Tenderloin (with spicy caramel sauce) that I have ever had. Everything else (grilled pizzas, chipotle shrimp, squid lettuce wraps) were received well by everyone at the table-solid if unspectacular. Donuts for dessert however were better than the hype! Amazing, light and spot on delicious. 2 bottles of wine and a round of cocktails and the bill came to $305 for the 5 of us, or about $60 head. Service was spotty but always pleasant. I would go back, but maybe not on a Saturday night.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/26/2006
4 of us shared 8 TINY tapas plates. By tiny I mean each play would have (for example) 4 little shrimp. The final bill (for the equivalent of 8 shrimp per person and nothing more) was $220. One tapas dish in Spain would have 8 shrimp on it and cost $7. To add insult to injury, the food was very average. Everything seemed to be over salted and under flavored. We all left with empty stomaches and wallets.
Posted by hawkeye on 08/22/2006
Went there in a group of four, shared the Kobe sliders (outstanding), pulled pork (okay), short rib tacos (rich, but good), spring rolls (okay), ravioli (decent) and the beef wellington (nice, but nothing out of the ordinary). Tried a rose cocktail and a ginger saki one, both good. The doughnuts were very nice and light. Service was spotty. It's a beautiful place, and on the whole, the food was good. My husband would go back for the Kobe sliders alone!