12/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Anniversary Dinner (12/06) thoughts-
Positives - Atmosphere, service, presentation, wine list, food preparation, timing and taste
Negatives - Portion size (extremely small), time (give yourself 2 to 2 1/2 hours), wine list.
The wine list is on both positives and negatives side for a reason - lack of originality. There were very few unknowns or discoveries on the list which was populated by mostly well-known labels. Additionally, the sommelier didn't have the vocabulary necessary to truly impress or drive a discerning couple towards a wine choice.
Time is only an issue if you have plans following dinner - if you have tickets for a show then eat early as you won't make the subsequent engagement otherwise.
Serving sizes were meant to be savored not gorged. Meaning, eat small bites and discuss the tastes as you enjoy the meal. If you want a large meal then this place isn't for you unless you are a runway model.
Overall a nice experience but at $500 for two with wine you want to be talking about the meal in much more glowing terms and for much longer.