After having heard so much about the place, I finally relented and went last night with a friend. I have never made a better eating decision in my entire life. The place seems as though it was transplanted directly from Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. No sign, parking was tough, dimly lit exterior, maybe call it slightly intimidating. But....when you walk in the door you feel comfortable immediately. We were greeted right away but opted for a drink at the bar. The bartender was cordial and surpisingly we found out the place is relatively new. We wanted to absorb some atmosphere and elected to sit in the bar area. We were given a choice. There is also a dining room that we were told is a little quieter. The wine list was OK but the menu was nice with a good selection of classic and unique dishes. One of the specials was a tasting menu and we opted for that. WOW! There was a nice tomato soup with bufala mozzarella and crouton. Silky, flavorful, very nice. There was a scallop that was perfectly cooked (hard to find one in Buffalo) with a creamy lemon risotto. Then there was an agnolotti (never had that in Buffalo) that was to die for with pork and sage. I didn't think it could get any better but it did. There was a homemade spaghetti with steak, varietal mushrooms, and truffle with egg that was stunning and finally there was a piece of chicken breast with tomato and mozzarella in a beautiful unique sauce that was deserving of a standing ovation. Dessert was puff pastry with chocolate that was good but didn't measure up with the savory dishes. I don't know who the chef is but it might have been Mario Batali as good as this food was. The food came out in a timely manner and the service (Stephanie) was genuine and professional. This quite possibly may have been the finest meal I have ever eaten and certainly the food at this restaurant is of a very high caliber and the prices are reasonable. The tasting flight was only $29.95 per. Salute Mulberry!
Pros: The food. The decor. The overall ambiance.
Cons: I had to park a block away