I have been meaning to make it over to Watermark for some time now so I could see for myself just what 6 million dollars buys you these days. Well, I found my answer: not a whole hell of a lot.
My fault for going at night in the winter. Not a lot to see of the view, but at least the interior was decent. Although it smacked of a poor man's version of a Cactus Club.
The wine room looked great, I could definately spend some time in there and the ambiance created by the fireplace was very nice. I guess I just felt confused. Expecting a lot, seeing some great touches, but at the same time, seeing some really poor ones.
As usual, what makes or breaks a dining or drinking experience is the service. We did not have a good one.
The waiter came over to us, coughed, then asked us what we would like to drink. We asked for a run down of what beers they had and was answered with...believe it or not...a scratch of the crotch, followed by a "the usual suspects; you know, 'uummmm." Thankfully, someone else poured the beer which was ice cold and perfect.
When it came to the food aspect, the waiter didn't really know his dishes and stumbled his way through it. The food itself was pretty good, but it won't win any awards.
Overall, I thought the place is probably a great daytime, high-end burger joint and nothing more. What a shame. So much potential.