I've always wanted to go here, but they're always full or closed when I want to go there. Anyway, I finally got a chance to go there on a weekday night and the place was pretty empty. The room is small, but has that clean, modern 60s feel to it and the place was fairly dark with minimal amounts of candles lighting some tables. There was some indie music to groove to, which really fit the feel of the place. I wanted to give a higher rating for ambiance, but I don't like the use of Ikea chairs.
Service was minimal, which I didn't mind because our server wasn't rude and she was nice. The food was reasonably priced.
The food came in fair proportions, nothing too large or too small. My boyfriend and I started with the portobello mushroom salad. It was very satisfying and the combination of portobello mushroom and goat cheese was excellent. I liked how it wasn't just a heap of lettuce, such as the lackluster salads you get elsewhere. There was a variety of roasted vegetables, which made the vegetables very desirable and made the salad different and more nutritious. Even my vegeetable-detesting and salad-hating boyfriend enjoyed it. Then, we shared the ratatouille pizza, which was just bursting with ingredients. It was a very unique pizza with the ratatouille and up there on my list of best pizzas I've had.
I like that the fresh menu only had one selection per meat or non-meat option, because I'm indecisive. Before going, I was a little nervous that I might like what they had to offer, but my worries were banished with their creamy pesto pasta. I don't remember what kind of noodles it was exactly (I'm thinking linguine), but it was a very unusual combination of ingredients. The linguine was pink, so it looked extra funky. The pasta was topped with a few strands of gai lan and with chopped cauliflower wrapped with yam. The pasta was coated with a creamy sauce and clumps of pesto were garnished on top of the pasta. Finally, for the taste: wow, it was fantastic! It was so rich and creamy and the vegetables gave it a different taste that complemented the sauce very well. I kind of wish they didn't constantly change the menu because I'd love to have this dish again.
I generally don't like to go a restaurant more than one time, so I can try other restaurants, but I definitely plan to frequent this place.