Restaurant #2 in my Dine Out 2007 schedule. I'd previously heard great things about this restaurant. Even their menu boasted all of the awards they had won in the past. I really, really wanted to like this place. Having said that...
Food - Not impressed at all. I ordered the salad, pork loin, and pear tart, and my significant other had the soup, arctic char, and tiramisu. The salad was tiny, good enough for about 6 bites. No kidding. My SO's soup tasted like flour. The entrees weren't much better. My pork loin was cold, even though the plate was hot, and the texture was so rubbery I felt like I was chewing bubble gum. The arctic char was pretty tasty, but it was also a tiny portion. I don't wanna harp too much about the small portions, but even my 90-pound girlfriend was hungry after our meal. Come on!
The only saving grace for the food was their wonderful desserts. The caramelized pear was superb. Probably the best dessert I've had in years, and I love my desserts! My SO's tiramisu was also really tasty and nicely presented.
Service - Solid, but still lacking, especially for a restaurant of this 'class'. Our table was late, even though we had reservations, and our pre-dinner bread came so late, we had already finished our appetizers. Having said that, our server was friendly and courteous, and apologized for their mistake.
Ambiance - Best part of the dining experience. Great layout for a restaurant. Well designed, nice decor, and dimly lit. Cool bar, and nice view of the kitchen from the dining area.
After a single drink each, plus taxes, the total bill was $95 for a pretty disappointing meal. After all was said and done, we decided we wouldn't be giving this restaurant any return business. Too bad. I really wanted to like this place.