Three of us dined at Bishop's last night, having made our reservations last week. We were seated in the upper eating area, close to the kitchen/bathroom hallway. That particular area was a bit too busy for what I would consider intimate dining. The ambiance was nice, but nothing to write home about.
Between the three of us, we ordered different appetizers, entrees and desserts and sharing bites of each. The duck and striploin were lovely, but my halibut failed to impress me. The halibut and mushrooms were almost bland. I had that remorse of, I wish I could ask for something else instead.
Dessert was nice, but again, nothing with a WOW! factor. I found their loose tea to be too strong and uncomplimentary to the spice cake I had.
Service - their staff was attentive, but I would advise them to be a little more concientious of congregating near patrons as they dine. I like my personal space.
The total bill came to $370, which included a $75 bottle of Sauv. Blanc which didn't really strike me as that much better than some $40 bottles I've had. We were using a $200 gift certificate, which made the price more reasonable, but for the price we paid, I have enjoyed more memorable meals complete with wine pairing at places such as Le Gavroche and Hermitage. I'd rather go to Tojo's or even Mosaic and go all out than pay that kind of money for something that is just above average.
I simply found my experience at Bishop's to be unmemorable and I would recommend other restaurants before I would recommend this one.