My husband and I are fans of Batali and Bastianich?s cooking styles. We both love to eat and can recognize a really special meal when we have it. Sadly, this was not it.
We both thought everything we had was over salted. Lobster salad rendered tasteless by too much Fra Diavolo sauce, I had Dover sole that was normally a 50 dollar price tag if ordered ala carte, for what I can only guess were the truffles listed as part of the ingredients that were nearly invisible. He had a lobster that he said was undercooked. No need to pick the entire meal apart but I will say that the best part of the meal was dessert ? a celery fig sorbet. It provided me with the one moment where I had a bite of something and said ? WOW. With those kinds of prices, you hope for more than one of those moments.
If we'd had this meal in a restaurant without the attachment to the celebrity chefs and the hefty pricetag, you?d walk out feeling that it was fine, but you expect a little more in a place like this. Anyway, we were both disappointed. We would eat at other Batali/Bastianich incarnations but never Del Posto again.
Pros: great service
Cons: salty, overpriced