|Feb 23, 2006
warm and comfortable with open and soothing aura of 'rain' from the fountain
that permeates soft subtle water sound through the room. Large spacious room
separated smartly around the corner setting divides the bar-lounge space
from the dining room with space. This allows the live music from the lounge
area to comfortably permeate the dining area for a lively and upbeat energy.
Unfortunately there is also the essence of cigarette smoke that also invades
the open space. The bar area is smartly decorated with combination of stone,
wood, and light, highlighted by the wine cellar which is visible by a glass
wall. There is a highly functional private dining room in the back that can
seat up to 30. They graciously made it available to our small group of eight
for a very effective discreet business dinner setting.
Atmosphere - 4.5/5
Food - Chef/Proprietor Jim offers a nice broad
selection of beef, seafood, chicken and pork entrees. There is a broad
selection of starters and deserts. The servings were ample and complemented
nicely with a vegetable or starch. The appetizers were imaginitive, nicely
prepared and presented and were quite tasty. They are also available in a
sampler which is recommended. Entree's were good
but not exceptional in taste or presentation.
Food - 4.25/5
Wine - The wine list is broad and deep but uninspiring
and unimaginative. There was only one 'discovery' on the list - a Napa cab
from an unheard of producer rendering the $225 per bottle price
unapproachable and unrealistic. The saving grace was their liberal and
reasonable corkage policy that allowed us to bring a couple of special
cellar selections which was important since they had special meaning to our
group and occasion. See
Wine - 3.5/5
Service was personable, engaging, attentive, yet
unobtrusive and overbearing, in line with expectations.
Service - 4.75/5
Overall Rating - 17/20