I went in really wanting to like this place. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the menu looks so yummy at first blush.
Sadly, the service and mediocre food preparation killed it for me.
Went here with the usual group of 6 hungry folks on a Saturday night. We learned early on that the owners were away on vacation, so perhaps that explains the lackluster evening.
Menu is full of bistro classics like steak, roasted chicken, rack of lamb, etc.
Appies were delicious, but felt... cheap. We ordered a variety of share plates, among them tiger prawns. There were 6 of us, and you would think that a restaurant of this caliber (and high prices) would ensure we have at least one each. Nothing doing, we got 5. Points off for service.
I ordered the sirloin at $34 a plate (!). It was a good size, but cut poorly: it was overdone on one side and rare on the other. Sorry folks, but that doesn't equal medium rare. Other meals had similar flaws: chicken overdone and dry, lamb underdone and raw, things like that. I enjoyed the mash and crisp veggies that came with my meal, and the little pat of butter that topped the steak. Good concept, bad execution. At $34 a plate, they need to do better.
Dessert was yummy. Coffee was served lukewarm.
Cognac wasn't available because the owners were away and took the key to the "expensive" liquor vault with them. Big red flags here--don't they trust their staff?
It was clear that our server didn't want to work that evening. He was mostly efficient, but had almost zero personality, which was unfortunate and spoiled the evening. It look a long time for him to come around and take more drink orders, do quality checks, refill waters, things like that.
Not a great evening, but with some work, this could be an excellent restaurant. Not recommended, for the time being.