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We had a party of 5 including a student currently attending a culinary school. She heard that it was overrated, but decided to come along to try it out. We were all disappointed. I ordered a squab (pigeon) dish with a pumpkin spiced flan and some type of beans and greens. The others ordered the sea bass, NY steak, ahi tuna, and something else that is forgettable. We also shared a bottle of sangiovese ($40) which was probably the best thing of the night. We ordered 2 appetizers - Sweet shrimp and lobster risotto and the pork terraine. Both appetizers were tasty. Nice mix of flavors. The entrees were a huge disappointment. My dish was OK. My friend who ordered the steak just had a big slab of burnt steak on a white plate with no garnish. Why not put some color on the dish to make it appealing? Isn't Spago known for food and presentation? Ahi Tuna dish was nothing great. We had dinner at Firestone Brewery in the Santa Ynez Valley the night before and for the cost and quality of the food, we thought Firestone was so much more worth it. My friend said that the ahi tuna at Firestone was much better than Spagos. We were expecting so much more for the price. I'll never go back again.