Just got back from a Restaurant Week visit to Paradigm, which started out with our party of four being seated around 8:40 for an 8:00 reservation we promptly showed up for. After an extensive delay, our inattentive waitress took our orders. Appetizer was smoked mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, which apparently underwent some sort of tanning process to make it match the consistency of leather, and was presented on a plate of soupy tomato sauce with sufficient care to make me wonder if I was viewing the results of a particularly sloppy challenge on Double Dare. My wife's spring rolls were a little better, but waiting 15 minutes for her empty plate to be cleared afterwards dampened my enthusiasm. Next, "crispy duck" with a caramel glaze, or as Paradigm prepares it, spongy-textured, overcooked duck with leathery, fatty skin, with watery mashed sweet potatoes on the side. A trio of thoroughly unremarkable desserts, accompanied by no coffee because we were never asked if we'd like any, provided a perfect end to a completely forgettable, transcendently mediocre meal. Stay home and cook yourself before you ever even think to come to Paradigm, because here is a restaurant that clearly, simply does not care about the food they are preparing. And I didn't even get to try out the magical liquid-crystal bathroom stalls.
Cons: Inattentive service, careless food, noisy, scene-y atmosphere