First, the food is fabulous, and I'm a foodie/cook. Secondly, the ambition of this restaurant mirrors that of its big brother and shows in the attentiveness of the service, the place settings, the wonderful summer drinks and in the food. The table we enjoyed was fronted by the preparation area, and it was an additional treat to watch this somewhat hectic, but controlled ballet as the dishes poured out while the crowd settled in. Two of our table of four did not show, and our waitress never blanched or reacted although it must have been what they dread most. Wonderful service.
Prix fixe lunch was $26 (restaurant week) and it was simply to die for. As this is not Kansas and not some tourist trap steak house joint, but rather a serious effort, it is necessarily relatively expensive. It is fabulous and beautiful and worth every penny.
Pros: Beautiful setting; sophisticated food; impeccable service