A few of my girlfriends and I had dinner here fro Dine Out. To start off, the atmosphere of the restaurant is that of a lounge, with tables scattered around, and sofa seats of sorts near a fireplace. All of it looked nice.
As for the food, I ordered the bison carpaccio for an appetizer. It had a nice smoky flavour, and was thinly sliced. One of my friends ordered the trio of soups, and they came in tall shot cups. Her soups seemed more fulfilling than the carpaccio I had, and was reported to be very good. I tasted them as well, and the carrot soup was my favourite. I then had the organic beef strip loin. The portion is on the small side, so I would not suggest this dish if you were really hungry. Despite not being asked for meat doneness, the meat was very tender, and was cooked to how I liked it, medium rare. Another friend of mine ordered the sable fish, and she found it fulfilling with the nicely cooked sable fish and rice.
For dessert, the 4 of us shared 2 chocolate fondues, as each fondue order was for 2 people. The fondue was delicious, but we quickly ran out of fruit and donuts to dip into the remaining chocolate. Overall, the food received a thumbs up from all of us.
As for service, it was mediocre to say the best. The inexperience of the restaurant shows in the service department. There seemed to be 1 or 2 girls serving the entire restaurant. When I asked for a pineapple juice, I was told that they did not have any in stock. With a bar counter near by, I find it hard to believe. But I opted for a cranberry juice instead. I was not informed that I had to pay for a refill, and was informed of such a charge when I glanced at the bill. (un)Fortunately, I only got 1 refill. Another thing that bothered me was when we were ready to pay, no one came to collect the money. I was hoping to pay with debit, but they do not accept debit, and conveniently have a ATM at the entrance of the restaurant. I had to track down one of the few servers to pay.
The food is just okay in my books. I hope Lux works on the service side of their restaurant because it definitely did not win me over.