Mitchell Lee reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Excellent Service Excellent - This place is pretty unassuming from the outside. You wouldn't know that it houses such a wonderful restaurant if you weren't specifically headed that way to begin with. Once you get inside, be prepared to be a bit crowded: there's not a lot of standing or waiting room due to the fact that there's a bar right next to the door, with tables lining the other side of the walkway. They sat us at a table upstairs almost exactly at our reservation time. I'm glad we were upstairs, because it was very noisy and crowded downstairs. The lighting is a bit low in the restaurant, but otherwise the tables are nice and the waitstaff is reasonably friendly. The menu can be a bit difficult to read in that the descriptions are relatively limited, so definitely ask for clarification from your waiter. I had the black spaghetti and the lamb chops. Both were incredibly good without being over the top (i.e. they were very well executed without having to rely on masking the main ingredient with gimmicks). We also had the sweet corn which isn't sweet at all, but is absolutely delicious. It tasted more like mac and cheese than it did like corn, and that was absolutely fine by us because it was wonderful. To top it off, I had the polenta for dessert and my mind was blown by how good it was. Hat tip to my waiter for suggesting it. Random side note: our waiter changed twice throughout our meal, which was somewhat interesting to us. I'm not sure if they switched waiters in line with our meal courses or if they operate in a pack environment, but it seemed somewhat odd to us. Overall, I walked away thinking that I definitely got my money's worth at this restaurant. The portion sizes weren't small but also weren't excessive, the food was extremely well executed without being over the top, and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend it!