Well, this may have been an anomaly given the nature of the previous reviews, but this place was awful when we visited, as the food was completely unacceptable. I'm not sure if it were the items we ordered or the chefs had an off-night, but they clearly could not remotely balance out the flavors properly, in any of the three courses, going from the extremes in blandness to the pillars of salt tasting.
The portobello mushroom appetizer, its own namesake, tasted extremely bland, as did the seafood linguine, which was extremely underwhelming, inferior in quality to any chain restaurant you can name in town (yes, even White Spot pasta) and something that I could probably have made better myself. The seafood risotto was so terrible I had to send it back, as there was probably more salt in that dish than five pizzas - it was the first time I've had to do this in half a decade as I usually just bear with it as long as it is edible. Its second incarnation was no better, so I didn't even bother with it. Dessert, a tiramisu cake serving, was flat and uninspiring - again, beneath the standards of what should be "inferior" establishments like a neighborhood cafe, yet costing double what it would. The wine was the only saving grace.
In terms of service and ambiance, it is what is expected of the price range of the establishment: Quiet, contemporary, relatively comfortable seating (though the temperature was a little cold when we visited so we had to keep our coats on). Service was acceptable - the staff were not particularly friendly or accommodating but were quick and effective.
Bill for two came to around $70 with tax and tip, including our very disappointed appetites. I do not mind dining at finer establishments and have had wonderful experiences in many higher-priced restaurants in this city, but the level of quality for the food has to justify the cost. We will not be back and will recommend all our friends to do the same.