I took a group of clients here for dinner last night. We started out as a group of 10. My assistant called several times to change the numbers, down to 8 then to 6 then to 8 again, and each time the hostess was pleasant and accommodating. When we arrived, we decided to wait at the bar for the rest of our party. When being sat, we found that we were expecting 12 people. (last minute additions) This was not an issue, and we were quickly accommodated.
Our server was polite and knowledgable. We let her arrange sharing platters while we waited for our late guests. A nice selection of parma, grilled veggies and cheese. We decide to stay with the wine we were drinking at the bar. Other members of our party took full advantage of the sommelier Michael, who was again very impressive and slightly comical.
For dinner I chose the grilled quail followed by the ahi tuna, as recommended by our server. Both were wonderful. The quail was done to perfection on a bed of grapes, walnuts and arugula, while the tuna arrived grilled rare, crisp on the outside while maintaining that smooth, velvety texture only quality ahi tuna can achieve. The rest of our group also thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Our wine and water ware refilled throughout the evening without interuption from our server, which meant we didn't have to ask for anything or feel she was imposing.
Our server again arranged for our dessert. She selected some mini pasteries which were a big hit (we took the leftovers to the office the next morning), as well as a selection of cheese that went well with the remianing wine. Had I been without clients, I definately would have ventured into the extensive scotch list. Alas, I had to content myself with a latte.
Overall, I was very impressed with the staff, the food (which was outstanding) and the warmth and charm of this room. Definately recommend