This is the most disappointing fine dining I ever experienced in a Michelin star restaurant. We went here for our anniversary and spent around $350, including 20% tip.
We were given a limited menu so my partner asked the server for a full menu. The server said that we must be just used to American-Italian food and emphasized that this was authentic Italian. Little did he know that my partner lived in Italy for one year and we just returned from Italy three months before hand: he was condescending in the manner he imparted this information. After she revealed her background, he quickly said that he didn’t meant to be ‘pedantic’—which was his way of apologizing, but it missed the mark. He further advised us that the chef and majority of people in the kitchen were Italian. We don’t care what nationalities are represented in the kitchen so long as they prepare a dish worthy of a fine dining meal.
I'm not a food critic but I do cook at home a lot and dine out internationally (we traveled to 9 countries just this year). The food is 1 out of 5 stars (we felt suspicious that what we had was frozen and not fresh). I suspect they only cook fresh when they feel someone could be a Michelin star representative.
The first two dishes served were the Alaskan King Crab Salad and the Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio. The crab salad had mismatched flavors and the crab was chewy. The yellowfin tuna was bland. They served us 1 tiny piece of bread each with insufficient olive oil poured in our bowl. Two dips and the bread absorbed all the olive oil. Jesus broke a bigger piece of bread than what was on our place.
The beef cheek tortellini was a disaster. The tortellini tasted chewy, doughy and frozen.
The Soppressata Veiled Monk Fish had no flavor and tasted frozen. The Squab Saltimbocca was tough, chewy, dry and tasted like a rubber Michelin tire. If Gordon were to visit this place, he would immediately shut it down. The dinner was a complete nightmare. I recommend against going here.