Very disappointing. The waiter was arrogant and couldn't even pronounce ""aioli"" from the night's specials. He was aloof and very absent. We had to ask for bread plates from the bus boy, who had much better manners than any of the wait staff we encountered. We asked if a drink or two could be recommended by the bar staff using specific drink elements, and instead of sending over the bartender or coming back with suggestions for us to choose from, our waiter arrived with some sort of concoction which he said that the bartender made up ""on the fly"". When we asked what was is in it, he said he ""wasn't sure"", that he had ""stopped listening after the first couple things the bartender said"". He then shrugged, turned, and walked away. \r
We ordered appetizers, salad/soup, & entrees. The bruschetta appetizer was missing basil. The lump crab salad left such a bitter taste in our mouths after a couple of bites, we left it be. The chicken risotto tasted like the bottom of a shoe, putting it nicely. But the waiter's response when we hadn't eaten any was that ""the saffron in the dish was probably too sophisticated of a taste for us""...what an insult! We would have stayed for dessert, but quite frankly, we couldn't stand another minute of the atmosphere. \r
The restaurant wasn't due to close for another hour, but yet wait staff were hanging out in the bar area being quite disruptive, talking on cell phones, changing out of their work attire and yelling things across the restaurant to one another as if everyone had already left. But yet, two tables of paying customers remained - two tables who would have gladly ordered after dinner drinks and desserts under normal circumstances, had the wait staff and environment been even close to tasteful. \r
I would NOT recommend this for a night out with anyone you're not already married to. It would have ruined any date, which is a shame, since we had picked it for it's romantic reputation to celebrate our anniversary.
Pros: Valet Staff very pleasant, nice patio
Cons: Arrogant and absent wait staff, food not so great