Ate at Beacon last night. Argentinian rib-eye steack and venison chops were delicious. Perfectly charred on the outside and cooked exactly as ordered. The grilled sausages were also quite good (we obviously weren't dieting). The wood-roasted oysters were quite good, but the sauce masked much of the oyster flavor (which some might argue is a good thing), although it was complementary in flavor. The wine list isn't huge, but has some nice wines. We had a Limerick Lane Zinfandel that was quite good.
Went last night, and agree with my friend - it is a
lovely restaurant. The decor is light and airy -
check out the bathrooms! Food excellent - I had the
roasted oysters as an app - wow, my main course was
the veal shank - beautifully presented with a "spoon"
for the marrow - the meat was just a little bit chewy
for me, but the flavor was good. Friend had the rack
of lamb - I tasted it, and wished I had had it
insted! Only looked at the desserts, bit
disappointing in selection. Service very attentive,
maybe a little over the top, but that could be because
we are friends of the chef. Place pretty empty, but
it's early days yet. I wish Waldy lots of luck.
Well, I finally made it to Beacon for my birthday,
sorry folks, perhaps I am jaded, I thought it was only
average. The breads are awesome, really the best and
memorable. The service was very professional and
definitely trying very hard. The room has a very high
noise level and the center room is part of the bar, if
you don't like smoke do not sit in that room.
My husband had the grilled seafood starter and that
was very good, his main cours of the roast suckling
pig was very disappointing and dry. My appetizer of
oysters on the half shell was fresh and plump, the
grilled veal chop, my entree choice, was really very
average. The side dish of veggies were cold.
Since it was my birthday, my husband told the staff
when he made the reservation, he told the staff when
we were seated. Not that I want a big fanfare, but it
would have been a nice touch if they made some
attempt with a candel on a cookie.
My review, very average, for my taste, I enjoyed The
Tonic much more.