At least the wine was good.
From the moment you walk in it's clear that there would have to be something exceptional about the food because the ambiance leaves much to be desired. The first thing to notice is the rather impressive wine list hasn't been updated in 10 years and isn't well stocked. The dates online and in the menu are incorrect (though it would be unbelievable if they were still holding '96 vintage Cabs at these prices - On the plus side, they haven't raised prices in 10 years either, so even more recent vintages are offered at a surprising discount) That was the highlight of the evening. The staff are dressed in tuxedos and they make an effort to give the appearance of a fine dining establishment (the prices are equivalent to many of the top tier places in town) but before ordering we already knew it might be wise to go elsewhere, but no review we read discussed the quality of the food and we hoped it might be a pleasant surprise. Then the appetizers arrived, a warm mushroom salad so overpowered by balsamic vinegar it masked any mushroom in it & beef carpaccio which I know as thin, tender raw beef with a subtle vinaigrette, not the cured lunch meat drizzled with balsamic that we were served. Next the entrees, crab & shrimp crusted tilapia and sea scallops with swiss chard. The seafood was all over-cooked, and on the dried chewy side, we weren't even able to attempt finishing the tilapia as hungry as we were. And, not to my surprise, the swiss chard was unavailable and substituted with spinach. As they wheeled out the dessert cart we quickly asked for the check and after blowing $170 on diner food we ran down the street to Morimoto and rectified a terrible night out with incredible cocktails and desserts you wouldn't believe (that wasn't cheap either, but worth it! Save yourself from a restaurant that cares little for providing quality to a regular crowd supporting them who've never eaten at a descent place, though there are plenty within a quick walk of this place.