I had heard that this was a nationally known restaurant. And now I know why. We were there for my birthday (which is not a major holiday, except in my life), so the restaurant was not crowded. The service was INCREDIBLE. We never mentioned that it was my birthday, but they brought me dessert and wished me a happy birthday in their very subtle way (they overheard my husband and me talking). Tony comes around to all of the tables, which I found charming. It definitely is a conservative restaurant, but the food was incredible. I've never had such amazing food or service before. It's definitely expensive, but I thought it was well worth it. Not an everyday kind of place ... special occasions! I highly recommend it.