It was everything you'd expect: great food, great friendly, attentive, but unobtrusive service, nice semi-fancy, semi-rustic atmosphere. Dark, though. I like mood lighting as much as the next guy, but I also like to get at least a glimpse of my food. And the wine was great. It's always eye-opening for me to have wine well paired with food. Nalani ordered a 2005 Rioja when we sat down, and we thought it was OK. Later in the meal, the same wine came paired with my entree (braised pork, polenta, maple-glazed delicata squash, orange-pecan gremolata) and it was 10 times better. And with dessert we had a 2011 Jurançon Uroulat that Nalani is still fantasizing about.
Would We Go There Again
I think only if we were in the mood to have someone hand-hold us through some excellent wines that can't be easily had other places. Otherwise, for the money, we'd go to Blue Plate or Serpentine.