Went for an early dinner last night before Whose Line at Count Basie. The place is nicely put together and looks much nicer inside than the exterior leads you to believe. The front of house are very nice and accomodating.
Some complaints. The two top we sat at was unacceptable. The table is very small and the chairs uncomfortable. Adding to the sense of uncomfortability was the fact that these same teeny tables are almost on top of each other making moving about impossible. Navigating this cramped maze was a single server who was definitely overwhelmed. Against the wall were what looked like much more comfortable booths but the middle tables were terrible.
The food was mixed. The portions are good, but nothing we ate made us ooh or ahh or even make yummy noises. Also, if you are a French restaurant and you have coquille st jacques on the menu, you have to make coquille st jacques! What I got were nicely cooked scallops over a bed of risotto and instead of the creamy cheesy sauce, they covered the plate with truffle oil. First of all, truffle oil is a fake food and should not be used ever. Second, this was seared scallops, not coquille st jacques.
I’m not sure how I feel about this place overall, but it isn’t warm and fuzzy.