i love gastropod! it's one of the few places i don't mind going to often.
they have a few signature dishes- oysters, salmon, and the chocolate fondant which are all simply yet deliciously prepared. the oysters with "snow" are always fresh and makes you crave more. the salmon is cooked to perfection and the sabayon is a perfect accompaniment.
the chocolate fondant is alright. i enjoy their icemilks and sorbets best though. you can hear them using the machine to whip those up made to order and they go out of your way to make sure you get the flavors you want. the non-dairy dark chocolate ice milk is to die for. you would never believe that it has no dairy in it
i've also tried their pork, chicken, cod, tartare, squid and they never disappoint.
service is very solid and the servers are very knowledgable about the food and wine pairings. as a previous review mentioned, one of the servers need more training regarding the food and drinks. we are frequent visitors and already know some of the staff by name and they make sure to give you the best experience possible
ambience is alright. perfect if you want a nice, intimate meal. it's such a shame that looking from the outside it looks stiff and uninviting, unlike fuel which has the kitchen up front so you can see a lot of action going on. have tried both places and it is so difficult to choose between the two though
topnotch restaurant, looking forward to the chef's future creations