After great reviews from chowhound, LTH forum, and various critics, I was excited to take my parents here for their anniversary. nice setting -- contemporary design, pictures, and a surprisingly large space. everyone from the hostess to the person that gave us bread and water were pleasant. the only person we unfortunately interacted with the most ended up having somewhat of an attitude...for some reason he didnt give us a decanter for our bottle of wine (other tables received one). i dont care whether or not a decanter is used, but I found it irritating that we're the only table not offered... and when my dad ordered ""steak"", he asked, ""um, are you talking about the strip steak?"" it was the only ""steak"" on the menu, I found it unnecessary to make my dad feel stupid and second guess his order. not terrible service, but snobby and not very helpful.\r
we had the foie gras, gnocchi appetizers, (special) corned beef, strip steak, bass, and pork belly for dinner. everything was cooked well timing-wise, but there was way too much sourness (pickling) and saltiness.. taste was so strong I felt like I needed some sort of starch to settle the flavor (especially the bacon/pork belly)...but there weren't any. foie gras melted in my mouth, but the sauce was too sweet and a bit sour too...\r
the only thing that wasn't too strong was probably the well-made gnocchi (without the vegetables that came w/ it), as it melted in my mouth. the two slices of bread served to each of us was also quite good, tho two out of four of us had the ends of the loaf served to us.\r
while the flavors were somewhat inspiring, it was way too strong. Unfortunately, I would not be interested in wasting my time for a return (thanks to the memorably disappointing server Frank).