With all the marvelous press, we had to try this place. This restaurant was small, but comfortable. We had reservations and were seated promptly in the Main Street casual way. We found the menu selection slightly confusing--most of the entrees were written on the chalkboard on the wall instead of the menu handed to us. Looking at the paper menu first, not knowing there was another place to select from, my husband muttered quietly, "Is this all they're serving?" This confusion could have been eliminated if the hostess/server who seated us had pointed out the "specials" on the wall behind my husband. The menu items looked fairly ambitious for the for the price.
We all had drinks; a couple plus beers for the adults, and juice for the child. We ordered the stuffed chicken, the halibut, and the tomato
basil pizza. We sipped on our drinks for more than half an hour before our meals came. To our surprise, the food was delicious! The food presentation was simple, but lovely, and a decent portion size, not huge. All of the food was nicely seasoned, cooked just till done, moist with no dry crusty parts on the surface, except a bit on the pizza crust as expected. We never felt rushed by our pleasant servers, nor neglected, and were able to enjoy our meal and each other--we were appreciative of that since so many restaurants just want to turn over their tables as quickly as possible by telling you when they want their table back during reservations, suggestive selling, servers rushing about to indicate speed eating is necessary--this did not happen here--what a surprise and how lovely! Because the food was so good, and we felt relaxed to enjoy our meal, we ordered dessert, which we usually skip. The "iced glacee" from their chalkboard came prettily dressed with caramelized bananas, some berries, and ample rum sauce--it was good, and definitely enough to share with others at the table after the entree. In the hour and a half we were here, we had a lovely dining experience--there was no loud music to prevent us from hearing each other, there was no fancy decor to keep us distracted, although you may want to check out the wall paper, and there were no server clones in short skirts. But, we were able to focus on what was most important when sitting down for a meal: great food and the people we share our time with. We will definitely return to this place.