Recently, a friend and I had dinner at LaBistecca. In the past, I have enjoyed dining there, but my last experience was a poor one. My friend (a vegetarian), ordered a dish of pasta tossed with olive oil, and she was charged $28. After questioning the waitress about the charge, she stated that this was a "special order", thus, the $28.
I ordered veal marsala, potatoes were overcooked, marsala sause was basic at best. Side salads are good, but bread basket consists of sliced bread and breadsticks. Pretty basic for a high end restaurant.
What once was an outstanding restaurant seems to have gone downhill in a tough economy. They certainly have lost their special touch, I am sorry to say.