Another couple joined us for dinner here over the wknd. We had a reso and were sat right away. Although I was slightly disappointed where we were sat, it was very close to the entrance at a large 6 person round table, we all felt really far away from eachother but got over it shortly after; we noticed that it was super busy and that there would be no where to move us if we had asked.
They offered us the Dine Out menu, the regular menu and the wine list. Nothing terribly interesting jumped out at me from the DO menu so we opted to share a few plates instead, my girl friend ordered from the regular menu and her bf tried Dine Out.
Our food was nice, we shared the beef carpaccio - capers, vinagrette, fairly mild, not too much flavor from the beef, the mussels - 'traditional broth', I've definatley had better elsewhere, the broth was salty and the meat was really small; I know they can't help that but the type wasn't that greatest, still ate it though; obviously. We also shared a ceasar salad which was good.
Our gf also had the mussels and she felt the same way we did, for her entree she had the clam pasta; she wasn't a fan but I tried it and I really liked it, fresh, clean clam flavour, perfectly cooked pasta, light olive oil base. Yummy, I'd definalty order that.
As for the DOV- who are friend had- looked really poor. The carpaccio was the same as ours, good not great, his pasta course was rigatoni in a tomato sauce but it tasted like ketchup- really sweet, it was poorly seasoned and bland, plain, it tasted like pizza sauce not pasta sauce. His dessert was also really sad looking, 2 limp pieces of chocolate 'fudge' cake, thin, thin piece with a drizzle of white chocolate sauce. We commented to the server who btw was really nice; he was new and nervous but did a great job, and made our dining experience enjoyable- anyhow we mentioned it tasted like tootsie rolls that you get at halloween; he got a kick out of that for sure; he mentioned that people always comment on the dessert, enough said.
Overall we had a good time, nice wine list, lovely service, solid food.
I'd definalty come back eventually - but I'd ask to be sat at a better table or at least away from the door next time, as for dine out I'd skip it and order off the regular menu which was plentiful and I'm sure pretty good.