table 8 - not sure service can get worse...
went last night with a few buddies. they sat us right away at a very good table and i was genuinely excited.
then i waited and waited and waited for a server. finally got one. then waited 10 minutes for drinks. the place was buzzing and i understand slow service, but this was ridiculous.
oh and the food - everything was ok, no standouts on either side.
no way this place survives...
went there yesterday with a friend. 8PM seating, place was largely empty. Service was fine, albeit some missteps. Not slow service at all but they once did forget to bring out a drink. Otherwise, food/drinks came out promptly and waitors were diligent without hovering.
Food I agree was fine, nothing to write home about. Octopus appetizer was good. I ordered the braised veal.. very different type of veal so I cannot comment too much on it.. I thought it was fine.. someone who is more educated on that particular cut might have something more intelligent to say. I wouldn't order it again however (too fatty/tendony for my own tastes.. next time I will go with something else (the menu did have a few items that sounded very interesting). My dining companion thought his dishes were fine.
Definitely a beautiful space (I like the adjoining bar a lot) and a good place to do a drinks/dinner thing.. they just need to turn up the food a notch and fill out the space better.
Just posted on yelp, and will post on blog when I get home. Def enjoyed the food, but the effect that the service had on my well-being probably took a couple of years off of my life. That being said......I do plan to return at some point. If the service sucks the second time around, I'm done.