As we walked in from the parking lot, you see this house with glowing lights, it was very pretty inside the restaurant, it was dim, the interior decor was well done, the stars on the ceiling was beautiful. They had live music playing, the women had a beautiful voice, great ambiance!
The hostess greeted us as we entered, our waitress was not that experienced, she never smiled, didn't seem like she enjoyed working there, for a high end restaurant I would expect high end service but service did not meet the expectations. At one point I tried waving at the man in a suit to get our server, he looked at me but didn't even flinch. I just ended up waiting for my server to come. The chilled Dungeness crab cake with mango appetizer was really good, it was light and refreshing. However I did find pieces of crab shells in it, yikes! The seafood chowder was satisfying, there was some salmon oil or some really tasty fish oil drizzled on top and bits of fish eggs around it, and it was filled with bits of salmon, cod and mixed vegetables, at first it tasted kind of bland but then you slowly taste a kick of pepper, its really hard to describe this but the pepper taste comes and goes..very interesting! I really enjoyed the soup, very well done!
The coffee crusted ribeye steak was nice, it was grilled exactly to perfection and it was very tasty but the sides sucked, it came with mashed potatoes top with some kind of spice which was not that special and the so called deep fried onions were hard and chewy, it was so hard to eat!
The pork loin schnitzel which is like a Taiwanese or Japanese deep fried pork dish was crispy and tender, they give you a bowl of sesame seed to grind yourself which was fun and they put Tonkatsu sauce on top of it, this came with a bowl of rice and 3 small sides of veggies (spinach, chinese mushrooms in a spicy sauce and a pickle like dish) however I lost interest in this dish after the 3rd piece, maybe because we can eat this all the time in other restaurants or even some BBT houses where its only max $10 for an entire entree and it was not that special for again over $30 here.
Finally, dessert! We got the cheesecake spring roll, interesting mix however it tasted off, the spring roll was kind of salty and the warm cheese inside was kind of mushy and sweet, the strawberry, strawberry syrup, chocolate drizzle and whipped cream was a nice touch though.
There seemed like something was missing after dinner, perhaps we had high expectations and expected too much before coming after reading the raving reviews.