Hearty, harmonious flavors in a relaxed atmosphere
Having heard that the chef at Giorgio?s was a veteran of Per Se in NYC, we knew we had to give it a shot. Given this info, our expectations were understandably high, and yet, the meal managed to exceed these expectations. We were greeted immediately, seated promptly, and found the service very attentive without crossing the line into invasive (request Zach). We started with a sunburst squash salad (the only wouldn't-necessarily-order-it-again item we tasted) and the caramelized Walla Walla sweet onion salad - which was incredible, both in flavor and presentation. For our next course, we opted to share the house specialty, the handmade pappardelle with duck. Though the dish wasn't particularly inventive - it was PERFECTLY executed, with an ideal balance of flavors (not overly salty as many duck dishes are!) and I'll absolutely order this dish again and again. For our main courses we chose the rib eye and scallops - both were truly outstanding. The desserts were delicious; however, I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to have dessert here. Other reviewers seem to fault portion sizes or prices, however we found the prices par for the course (if not slightly lower?) and portion sizes similar to all high-end, food-focused restaurants. We will definitely dine at Giorgio?s again.