This bistro-style restaurant may well serve the tastiest, most sophisticated cuisine in Albuquerque. Literally *everything* that comes out of the kitchen from the home-made crackers that adorn the relish tray to a delightfully fresh cilantro-jalapeno-cinammon charged escabeche of sea bass to beef tenderloin with blue cheese mashed potatoes and pomegranite olive greens is orgasmically good. The love that chefs James and Bauer put into their food emanates from their open kitchen to the stomach. The cozy atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening - definitely make reservations. Oh, and the wine list is one of the most reasonably priced and tastefully selected in albuquerque with bottles ranging from 18 to 45$; grapes and styles carefully chosen to compliment C.d.J's virtuoso dexterity with cuisine inspirations ranging from Asian to Mexican to French to Southern.
Pros: insanely tasty food, romantic, wine, service