Well what can I say, was walking around town tonight and decided to finally give this place a try. Fortunately / unfortunately for them, I’ve read so much about this place I had VERY high expectations.
I’m not going to say they dissapointed, everything was very good & fresh etc. but the place overall just isn’t my scene.
We walked in without reservation at 7:30 table for two. There were only about 5 tables occupied in the entire place, but we were told the only place available was 2 seats at the end of an 8 person table where 4 people would be sharing the table. Not sure if you guys can tell but I’m a rather social person so it didn’t bother me. We were seated, given the menus and greated by our server, bread and a chilled bottle of tap water was to follow. The menu is pretty limited, apparently it changes daily, so everything is “made to order”. There were 3 salads, 3 apps, 8(?) entrees of which half were pasta dishes. (Although I’m not completely avoiding carbs as I was previously, I’m still not ordering a plate of pasta) Of the 4 remaining non pasta options there was; salmon(yuck), pork chop milanase, chicken francese and something else I can’t remember. It was a toss up between the pork chop and chicken, the chicken won.
Wife had the beat salad and a pasta entree. I started with the chopped salad and both salads were large and fresh and very good. For $14. each I would expect nothing else.
The entrees came shortly after we were finished with the salads, no delay given the preorder warning for patience, we were served without much delay. Portion size(s) were ample, but not overly large, mine was very good, however I prefer a more “creamy” sauce where this was more broth. Not saying it was bad, just not my personal preference, it was also served with chopped sautéed onions and halved cherry tomato.
The pasta dish my wife enjoyed, but it didn’t knock her socks off either. I had one bite and it was good, no complaints. The table of 4 was seated shortly before our entrees, we only shared the table for 20-30 mins, no bother at all. The chairs are hard wood with straight backs, not very comfortable.
$85. For 2 salads and 2 entrees (one pasta and one chicken) and 1 iced tea, the place isn’t a bargain either. I wouldn’t refuse to go back, but I probably won’t seek it out again either.