I had made reservations 3 days in advance to ensure a good table/view as it was my gf's BD (our first together). I wanted it to be a special night and since the reviews were so great I definitely had to take her to Season's.
I called the day of the reservation to confirm seating and to my surprise, I was not on the books. The hostess who answered the phone booked me again and also confirmed that upon ordering dessert, they would present it with a candle and "Happy Birthday Plaque." I was excited.
It was a beautiful sunny day so the view was simply amazing. It seemed pretty busy and upon being seated, we waited about 10 minutes to receive any water or service. (That's OK, did I mention the view was amazing??)
We ordered appetizers of Clams/Mussels (fresh n' tasty) & their "Famous" mushroom caps (also very good). For our mains we ordered Black Cod Fillet and Cornish Game Hen w/ Porcini Risotto. My black cod was simple, but nicely plated. The Hen was moist but the risotto was very over salted and even though there was "braised beef ribs" advertised on the menu with it, we could hardly find a scrap of beef.
For dessert we ordered the Sunburned Lemon Pie to share. The pie was AWESOME, probably the best dish of the night. What really had me upset was the fact that they unceremoniously brought the pie to the table and put it down and that's it. No candle, no plaque, no NOTHING! I was pretty upset as I had to convince my gf to get a dessert even though she was quite full.
In any event, the waitress apologized, comp.'d the dessert and brought us 2 glasses of champagne with a strawberry in each. Nice of her, but I was already pretty upset by that time. It was a very anti-climactic way to end the night.
Upon leaving, I had to stand 5 minutes at the unmanned coatcheck to wait for my coat. That pretty much summed up the night!
Ambiance was excellent, food was average at best and the service from the hostesses was HORRIBLE!