12/10 We shared a Dungeness crab, avocado and mango tower with orange vinaigrette that was not as impressive as it looked. We also shared a very good Caesar salad. For entrees we each ordered the fresh sea scallops over sautéed spinach with a chipotle carrot sauce that was very good as was the crème brulee we shared. We used the $75 gift certificate from Terrible’s.
09/10 We shared a spinach salad with shaved fennel, dried cranberries, carrots and basil dressing. Ann ordered grilled Coho salmon accompanied by chayote squash and shrimp sauté. My entrée was English sole with a citrus cilantro gremolata crust and beurre blanc with chili oil plus sautéed spinach with mushrooms and onions. Both entrees were done to perfection. I used a $50 reward from participating in their reward program.
12/09 As Preferred Guest members we received an amuse bouche of tomato smoked salmon and capers. We also shared a delicious spinach salad with dried cranberries, fennel, carrots and basil dressing. Ann ordered lobster ravioli in a red curry sauce that I am going to have to try to duplicate at home. My entrée was macadamia crusted blue grenadier topped with bay scallops and served with a tropical salsa, green beans and roasted red pepper. We also shared a crème brulee. Both the dessert and first $30 of our bill were complimentary in recognition of Ann’s birthday.
09/09 Our waiter handed us menus as we were seated in a booth as requested at the time I made our Open Table reservation. As we were reviewing the menus, I was surprised to read “Happy 35th Anniversary” Neither of us mentioned that our actual 35th wedding anniversary was in August, a mistake (wink, wink) I made when signing up for their Preferred Membership club. Our shared roasted beet salad with warm goat cheese and a balsamic reduction sauce was pleasing to both the eye and palate. Ann chose the English sole that was crusted with artichoke and served with a sun dried tomato sauce, white rice and a vegetable hash. I went with Chef Talbott’s Recommendation: ono (wahoo) crusted with coconut, topped with a tropical salsa and spicy brown butter, and accompanied by bok choy and jasmine rice. Both dishes were excellent. I had a free dessert coupon so we decided to share a crème brulee, but first the waiter delivered a pair of chocolate cups filled with a chocolate and whipped cream mixture to our table in recognition of our anniversary. Our crème brulee, as usual, was both delicious and on-the-house so I saved the coupon for a future visit. I used a coupon for a free entry that was received for my birthday.
09/09 We found business much slower than on previous trips, a sure sign of the dismal economy. We passed on the basket of bread, but gratefully accepted an amuse bouche of shrimp cocktails served with pico de gallo sauce. We shared a delicious spinach salad with fennel, dried cranberries and carrots in a balsamic dressing. Ann chose ahi tuna served very rare and thinly sliced along with mashed potatoes (a substitution), pickled ginger and a very potent wasabi sauce. I opted for the English sole. Yes, tonight Westie was a “Sole Man”. My entrée was crusted with artichoke and served with a sundried tomato sauce over a vegetable hash and wild rice (substitution). I used a $50 gift certificate that was given to me so our entire bill including tax came to only $3.08.
Pros: Consistency, fresh ingredients, good service