A friend and I dined here recently when we couldn't get reservations at a favourite restaurant. I'd seen a couple favorable reviews, and expected to have a nice dinner.
We arrived at around 6:30 or 7pm on a Friday evening and found the place empty excepting one or two tables. We should have turned around right then. We entered the waiting area, waited for several minutes, and not seeing ANY restaurant staff, proceeded to enter the dining room. Still not seeing any wait staff, greeters or even a bus boy, we withdrew to the hotel reception to inquire if the restaurant was actually open. The clerk went off in search of a waiter and we were seated several minutes later.
The dining room decor is an eyesore. Leather booths & banquets mingle with tables and chairs which would not be out of place in an 80's ski lodge. The art is garish, and the wood paneling is pretending to be retro, but just looks like my parent's basement did in the 70's. To top it off, any kind of pleasant atmosphere they might be able to salvage is smashed to pieces by the extremely loud and not so talented piano man who you will want to murder by the time your started arrives.
To start we had the Sweet Potato Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli. They were oily, full of diced peppers with no discernable crab. They tasted like frozen food and probably were. I don't know what the aioli was but it did not contain basil. It was like a southwest mayo, and very thick and gloppy.
The mains were herb crusted halibut with dilled beurre blanc & double thick cut pork chop with a pomegranite ginger glaze. The halibut was passable, though there was no sauce on the plate. It came with rice pilaf and a vegetable medley which was definitely from frozen (I admit to having the exact same medley in my freezer). The pork chop was very well cooked, though it did not seem glazed, or if it was the glaze tastes of nothing and is completely clear. It was supposed to come with roasted sweet potatoes, but came with sweet potato fries. It was also supposed to have candied hazelnuts and seasonal veggies. There were no nuts and the veggies, again, were the frozen medley. When I inquired about the discrepancies in the menu, I was told "the chef doesn't serve it that way anymore". The bill, with 2 drinks came to over $70 (before tip).
Needless to say, by now we knew well enough to skip dessert.
Though the food was a joke, the waitress did her best, and was happy to answer all my questions.
In conclusion, if you're considering it, don't. The food wasn't even on a par with a chain restaurant like the Keg or Earls and that's saying something. Stay home and grill up a steak yourself or go to a real restaurant.