Saturday, February 14, 2009
I just visited this restaurant for the first time. I had heard so much about it that we decided to go there for the Valentine's Day special. The drinks were superb, the employees friendly and fun. The food was absolutely incredible. When I went to the bar area to ask where the restroom was, a man who worked there didn't just point me in the right direction, he had me take his arm and personally showed me where it was. I have never had that type of personal service before. Raphael, our server, was fun, very conscientious and thorough explaining how to cook our food, what the sauces were, and knowledgeable about the ingredients and made helpful suggestions to help us pick our perfect menu.... Unfortunately for me, I got very quickly very ill sitting at the table half way through our meal (or more accurately "experience"). IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM OR THE FOOD. What amazed me was that the staff there was extremely considerate of me once my boyfriend asked the manager for a cold cloth for me. She immediately brought it over along with a bag of ice and a cup of water. We had to leave before the desert which was bitterly disappointing, however what will stay in my mind is how Raphael helped my boyfriend walk me all the way outside to the car to make sure I got there OK as I was light headed and dizzy. To say they went "above and beyond" hardly seems to cover it. They were so kind to me and my feelings of stupidity getting sick. They truly made the experience an enjoyable one (all things considered). I will go back and would recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants a special night out and experience. While it is an expensive evening, it was well worth it!! Thanks to everyone there.
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Pros: Great food, service, drinks, ambience
Cons: Can't think of one!