10/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This is a squizoid restaurant. The food is superb, particularly the fresh pasta dishes, bread, soups, and salads. A decent wine list, and very strong Italian coffee. In 20 years +, I've never had a bad meal here. Now for the other side...the owners give Germany or Austria or whatever part of Switzerland they're from a bad name. They are stereotypically anal-retentive and a severe pain in the rear. And whenever they're in the restaurant it's like a very dark cloud has descended upon the place. Their attitude has infected their entire waitstaff; hence, some of the other reviewers' remarks about weird waitresses. My father stopped going because they wouldnt substitute a sauce. His point is that if he's paying for the meal, it's his choice. After all, it's not exactly Per Se. Several friends get somewhat anxious when I suggest the place because they've had spats with the waitstaff. A friend just couldnt believe that a waiter refused to retire his soup just becuase he didnt like it. In all, a heckuva good meal, if you can put up with the attitude.