Anyone been to Scott Howard lately?
If so, how was your experience and what would you recommend ordering? The last post I found was from 2 months ago. 4 of us are going tonite for the first time.
How was it? All I know is that I have friends who have been there recently and loved it so much that they were going a second time.
We all enjoyed it very much. We arrived about 15 minutes early for our 8pm reservation. We sat in the bar and had a pre dinner cocktail (altho the restaurant was only about 1/3 full so we could have sat down right away at our table).
We had 6 starters among the 4 of us: butter lettuce salad, carrot broth, hamachi, pasta with duck confit, heirloom tomato salad, and a foie gras dish. They were all delicious, altho the standouts were the carrot broth and the pasta.
For mains, 2 of us had the halibut, one had the short ribs (which should have been called short rib since there was only one) and a beef with foie gras dish. We also ordered a couple of side dishes (truffle mashes potatoes, corn w/ shitake mushrooms, and a bean and fennel dish. They were all delicious.
We were so full by this time that we only ordered one dessert to share among the 4 of us, the warm chocolate cake. Just to have a bite of something sweet. Very good but not mind blowing.
The atmosphere there is lovely, warm and inviting. The service was fine, not overly attentive, but we never felt ignored either. I would not necessarily rush back but would return to bring out of town guests.
The bill for 4 pre dinner cocktails, 2 bottles of wine, 2 glasses of sauternes, 2 glasses of port, 6 starters, 4 mains, 3 sides, and 1 dessert came to $ 490 before tip.