I was really looking forward to my birthday dinner at raincity grill, and our table with a view of the water and the immediate, perfect service was a wonderful start to the meal, as well as the grilled cesar salad, which at $9 was as deliciously pungent as expected. I should have probably stopped there.
Then came the main meal. I had the beef, which was served in some bizarre "mexican style" on a tortilla sandwich filled with ricotta cheese (??), over a bed of cooked cabbage and a strange chilli sauce. The beef was just OK, I've had better steak cooked on the BBQ. What was really strange was the overall melding of the flavors. It was like nothing really tasted good with anything else. The cabbage was bitter, not sweet, and was not complimented by the bitter chili sauce on the plate. And what fine restaurant uses cabbage as the vegetable side, anyway? And how is it mexican? Are they trying to do a mexican-inspired meal with 100-mile ingredients?
The tortilla wasn't bad but I don't understand why they didn't use a mexican cheese like queso or something like that. It didn't really match with the steak OR the cabbage on the side. At $32 it is one of the more expensive entrees I have ordered in this city and it just wasn't that good.
Although our service was fantastic, and overall we enjoyed the dining experience, I am so dumbfounded by my meal. I might give it another chance (if someone else is paying) but most likely I won't go back.