01/29/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I really wanted to like this place. I've heard great things about it, so when my friend gave me a coupon for it I decided that it was worth a try.
What a waste of money. This is what I like to call ""faux-met"". It's where a restaurant has no concept of the balance of flavors that is meant to go into a ""gourmet"" meal and instead serves you something you could have made at home only at ridiculous prices in an effort to trick you into thinking it's something special. I went to great lengths trying to pick something without mushrooms (a difficult thing as 90% of the menu had mushrooms) believing that you don't go into a restaurant and mess with the careful decisions a chef has made about the construction of their food.
What a waste of effort. My tilapia was HORRIBLY dry and clearly not fresh. Even if it had come with sufficient sauce, the sauce was far too saccharine for the crust they had chosen for the fish. My husband's asiago pillows were also dry and flavorless. The vegetables that came as his side were literally just steamed and stuck on a plate. My penne side was served with marinara that tasted alarmingly like pizza hut's.
Anyone can cook food like this and it's fine for an at home meal. But when you go out and pay $25 a plate, you deserve better than this. Don't be tricked into thinking its good just because you paid a lot for it.