We were not disappointed by the ambiance, the food (by meat-forward April Bloomfield, natch), or the house “cappuccinos.”
I had the Pork Liver Sausage with pumpkin smash, she the KIng Salmon.
In addition to the two house “Caps” (which served as dessert) I had an Old Rasputin and she a glass of wine. It was about 40% over budget ($139 before T&T) because I’m a softie as a dad (but only as a dad).
Overall, the food was very tasty and heartier and less precious than I imagined, and not really that expensive, course by course. I imagine people used to high-end dining would find a lot of “value” in it even if my own felicific calculus would not.
The “cappuccinos” (Marie Duffau Bas Armagnac, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Dandelion Chocolate Ganache, Organic Milk) were more complex than we remembered. To me they seemed less potent than before, but she thought they were the same.
We walked in around 7:00 on Monday night when everyone was either Xmas shopping or staying in to avoid the rain, and had no trouble being seated without a reservation. We were actually the first seated in the back room, which filled up before we left.
A slide show of the meal is HERE.
The Tosca Menu is HERE.