I was intrigued when I saw elk on their menu on their website, so my friend and I decided to go there. Service was outstanding, the hostess even came to open the door for us when she saw us got out of our car. We were seated right away at a table right by the window. It was a clear night, and the view was just gorgeous!
Our server was friendly and attentive. However, he did become a little too attentive when we were having our food, he came over and wanted to know if we were enjoying our meal, but it just felt "forced" somehow and the air just got a little awkward, so we just told him everything was good so he could walk away. Wasn't bad, but it was just a little funny, as if he just become shy all of a sudden when he came to our table.
The amuse bouche was an escargo ravioli in some kind of soya-based sauce. The pasta was a little thick for my liking, and it really just reminded me of a wonton. Oh well...
We ordered foie gras and their tomato soup (daily soup selection) as our starter. Great presentation on both, except for the fact that they must have given me an edge of the foie gras, so it looked more like 2 chunks put together. However, the fig french toast was really good and I quite enjoyed that.
My friend ordered their veal chop (chef's creation) and I obviously went for the coffee-crusted elk striploin. The portion of my friend's entree was surprisingly large. The veal was perfectly cooked and their potato au gratin was nice and dense, the way it should be done. My elk striploin was nicely done as well. It was cooked to medium rare, but I found that the parts that were cooked to anything but rare was a little tough for my taste. I'll have to remind myself to have my elk just sear to rare next time.
Overall, it was a great experience, the food wasn't as good as I expected at the price point they were charging, but the view has made up for that.