Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 2:00pm [Dine in]
I had the samosas and the duck confit - both were superb. The samosas were generous, the accompanying sauce good and the little crepes served with the duck were fun. (I have to say that I didn't like the fried banana but that was my fault. I don't like any fried fruit and hadn't expected the dessert banana to be fried.
The not good:
I was with a group of about 8. We were seated in a row along a wall and were comfortable enough. Our biggest complaint was the noise. It was really only possible to have a shouted conversation with your immediate neighbours.
We were very irritated to find the "gratuity" (mandatory because of the group size) was added on AFTER the tax had been added to the bill. The service was good but, if you don't trust your customers to tip appropriately, don't expect them to also tip for the pleasure of the government taxes.
Return but only with a couple of friends and try to sit outside...
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Submitted Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 1:39pm [Dine in]
My first and last encounter here. The service was excellent, the cutlery, crockery, glassware, table-linen, etc. first rate. My gripe is to do with the value for money aspect. Admittedly, all I had was an appetizer and the main meals may be very different.
I had the asparagus soup - interestingly served (the truffle oil, lobster, roe arrive alone on the plate, the soup poured in after the ingredients are pointed out). However, a) there wasn't much soup, b) the soup had cooled considerably by the time the explanation and pouring was done. My partner had the ravioli which, apparently, tasted very good.
I did appreciate the ability to have quiet conversation without having to shout. Too many places seem to consider it "cool" to crank the volume way up and then reduce their patrons to yelling and sign-language.
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