I took my father here when he was visiting. My father is a tough customer (is in the restaurant business, doesn't mind giving you his unadorned opinion). Not only was the food and service top notch, my Dad was impressed by the complexity and execution of the items on the menu. He said, "everyone is going away from these kind of menus because they are so time and labor intensive, for the owner to do these kind of dishes, it must be a labor of love." Yes, there are newer and trendier restaurants out there, but for a true fine dining experience, this is the real deal. Only disappointment: no creme brulee, custard, mousse type of dessert.