Pacci is the posh hotel restaurant that dreams are made of. Its glamorous, relaxed, European living-room style cradles diners and business meetings alike in its plush burgundy sofas and hardwood accents, while Europop and jazz fusion softly plays. The eloquent, knowledgeable wait staff will ease you through the potential intimidation of such a high-caliber restaurant without a single nuance of haughty aristocracy. Chef Keira Moritz uses fresh local ingredients to create an amazing combination of textures, flavors, and aromas.
If an appetizer like duck confit with Gorgonzola polenta and blackberry marmalade isn't enough to send your heart (and taste buds) aflutter, try the Warm Apple Pie, a nonalcoholic ""winter warmer"" specialty drink that's a glorious liquid rendition of its namesake. My dining companion and I would gladly have consumed a pitcher of this wonderful nectar, though be warned that the sediment at the bottom of the glass could ruin the last sip.
Whether you spend a couple hours at Pacci unwinding at the end of a hectic day or sneak away for a brief lunch interlude, you won't regret dropping by. Even bringing a good book in lieu of a companion can make this an elegant oasis full of as many polite, helpful employees as terrific food options. Do not be intimidated by this exquisite restaurant. The food is worth it!
Pros: INCREDIBLE food, wonderful waitstaff, great prices, decor
Cons: easy to lose track of time there