...because now I can say I have been thoroughly disappointed. I had heard so many wonderful things about them, I thought we would have a great time. Unfortunately, not the case.
Went during DOV. Started off poorly. Despite having a reservation, still had to wait 20 min for a table. Friendly hostess tho. Manager (?) gave us an amuse bouche- duck w/ cranberry sauce- which was nice, but I'd rather be seated promptly. Service from our waiter was definitely not on par from the moment we sat down. Our server first served a table that was seated AFTER we were. We were NOT impressed, having sat unattended for 10 min. Our server seemed to not care about us at all, this was evident throughout the night. No quality checks. Drinks arrived AFTER appies were served. In fact, food runners/buspersons were more deserving of the tip than the waiter was! The blond busgirl was really nice tho and brought us some bread even before our server came to take our order!
Food was meh. Nothing to brag about. Salmon tartare appy, though tasty, was small, even for my gf. My steak entree was good, but gf wasn't happy w/ her tuna- too soft, cassoulet was bland, & the bacon froth didn't enhance the tuna's flavour. Creme brulee dessert was ok, but not the best we've had.
The ambience was alright.... restaurant was too cold for our liking.
Overall, for the quality of service and food, this dinner wasn't worth $35... it should be in the $25 category. However, if you consider their regular dinner menu, then it's alright. But like a previous reviewer said, all the add-ons for extra $$ makes you feel cheated of what the dishes are supposed to actually taste like. Would not recommend this place. Not good value for your dollar.