- cherishg Oct 26, 2010 10:59 PM
With Terra and French Laundry closed for Xmas, I opted for Redd where we now have reservations for xmas eve. Should I have gone with Medowood? I'm only asking because it recently got 3 Michelin stars. Most people seem to highly recommend Redd. Any thoughts?
I, on the other hand, find the restaurant elegant, restrained and swanky, with soft lighting, plush booths and professional service. Amazing meal and experience.
I suppose it depends on what you like. I find the food wonderful at Redd, but the interior, to me, is noisy, austere, and not as comfortable as I'd like. The front room is especially lacking.
re: maria lorraine
It does depend on the atmosphere you are looking for.
Maybe I'm just getting old, I like it that Meadowood is more quiet, and you can use your indoor voice to have a conversation. The seating is comfortable so you don't get a sore back at the end of dinner... ;)
The staff address you as Mr & Mrs, gives you a wrap to keep you warm when you go to the facilities (you have to walk thru an outside walkway). I find the experience very genteel.
BTW, the chef was recently on Iron Chef and won against Cat Cora in battle Oat Meal.