trendy new york.
Having eaten here a number of times, we find the "feel" to have a trendy new york atmosphere. Elegant, comfortable, modern. Service is excellent and the food is special. From the excellent greeters who make you feel like you're they're favorite guest, to the chef himself who makes himself available at your table from time to time, it is truly a special experience. The location is not ideal due to the traffic on Mass Ave, but valet service is available. The duck and 9hr french onion soup are the reason to visit, although many other dishes like the Tres Leches dessert will also bring raves from your guests.
One of the best dining experiences I've had in this city, ha.
The space itself is exquisitely designed with gorgeous chandeleers that make the place glow from blocks away. So much attention to detail.
The waitstaff was fantastic - just the right amount of service, not negligant or intrusive. Our waitor was engaging and the owner made a point to introduce himself. Also, everyone working there was attractive.
The drink list was so artfully crafted. I had a amaretto/gin drink which paired flavors together that were so unique. Had the duck confit for an appetizer which was delicious with the bacon and cherries. Had the organic chicken which was so tender. Again, all the flavors complimented eachother so well, I couldn't get enough. Had the chocolate napolean for dessert which was very rich and a chocolate-lovers heaven.
For two drinks, an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert it was like 98$ and totally worth it.
The atmosphere wasn't stuffy, but definitely sophisticated and trendy. A perfect place for a romantic date, a business meeting, a weekend night out with friends or a place to bring visitors. The lighting wasn't too dark that you couldn't even see your food, the music styles changed as the night progressed but wasn't too loud, and the background noise of other peoples conversations wasn't so loud that you had to shout across your own table to talk.