After reading all the great reviews about how good the food was and how it was one of the top "romantic" spots in OC, I made a reservation for myself and my fiancé for Valentine's Day.
I was excited about the Kobe after seeing it on the online menu, however, after we arrived we were informed that they "revamped" the menu and no longer offered it. The resulting menu is nothing to write home about, and the execution was even worse. My filet mignon was over-seared and very tough/burnt on the outside. Vegetables were eh, and potatoes were ok. My fiance's seared ahi was very fishy and overpowered by the pepper.
The service was atrocious as well. Not only did they greet us very gruffly and shuttle us like cattle to our little table, my water was refilled once during an hour and a half meal, and I had to call after the waitress to get her to come back so I could order my desert after my fiancé had ordered hers.
The atmosphere is the only saving grace with the gorgeous setting and decor. The music was way too loud and inappropriate for Valentine's Day - hardly romantic. Seems they got a bit too big for their britches after the last year of growth and accolades and forgot to actually care about their product and customers.
Pros: Location, Atmosphere, Drinks
Cons: Food, Service, Loud Music