Myself and two friends came here to celebrate a
birthday on 12/1/03; I've driven by the stretch of
Rt. 9 plenty of times before, but hadn't ever
managed to stop into this establishment.
The decoration is great - high backed leather
booths ring the dining area, the bar is
beautifully arranged, and the piano greets people
as they walk in; sadly, there was no piano player
the night I came in... honestly, if there were,
this restaurant would have received a "great"
A half dozen bread rolls were brought out on a
black lacquer plate with an eggplant tapenade,
extra virgin olive oil, and marinated olives in
three separated sections of the dish. The rolls
were hot and fresh and crisp - absolutely
delicious. The server kindly brought out fresh
rolls to us two more times! That rocked.
Dinner was veal chop accompanied by fresh string
beans on top of a polenta and sauteed mushroom
base. The veal was cooked nicely medium rare,
though not as rare as I would have liked (but when
I want rare, I really want rare, so I know it's
hard to get at most restaurants).
The menu could have used a few more choices, and
prices were a bit exorbitant. Again, if only the
piano player were there - or even if there were
more of a bar crowd, it would have been worth it
for atmosphere. It was a Monday night though, so
it's likely that these conditions are better later
in the week.
Our server was very prompt and attentive. When we
explained that we needed to leave in a hurry in
order to catch a flick at the Imax 3D, she quickly
brought back our check and saw us off. A good
experience in all - just sadly shy of a great one.