Osetra prompted me to write my first review. A few things were noticed from the beginning: an overwhelming & unappetizing smell of disinfectant from the open door to the service kitchen, the bathroom was shabby & the rug littered with linty stuff, my menu tattered & worn (attention to detail is why it is called FINE DINING), & my glass of Roderer Estate Rose was flat. So, while the worm in the oyster was disconcerting, it was the waiter's reaction that really put me off. His first comment after being summoned to view the unexpected garnish, still wiggling, was that ALL seafood have worms. OK, well, I am not accustomed to having them served to me. He then started to remove the oyster in question, leaving the rest. I asked him to please take them all bc I'd lost interest. He was audibly (ungh) & visibly annoyed. The manager did come by shortly, appropriately apologetic, and offered to send a mixed appetizer of some other items. Great, thanks for that. Though I haven't encountered lamb chops as an appetizer before, the accompanying crab cakes & tempura shrimp were tasty. Still, the heat of the crab cakes & lamb chops severely compromised the integrity of the tuna roll ( I think that is what it was) and I was feeling nervous about what could possibly come next, having ordered Maine lobster.
Pros: While the lobster was exceptional
Cons: Most of the food had little care or attention, not very clean, bad service