Reservations earned us a seat at larger table. Noticed crumbs on the seat, stains on upholstery, chipped paint and greasy feeling menus with torn covers-not an auspicious start.
Server was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Had Beef Tartare-needed more spice and Clams in Broth-hearty and hot to bottom of the bowl-yum. Wine was forgotten-had to remind the server and I have to say, that drives me crazy. Don't bring my food if my beverage is not ready. Had dessert, Pavlova, and it came with strawberries-can't eat them. Server picked fresh raspberries from garden and I was happy.
Delicious food doesn't make up for less than sparkling clean surroundings and lapses in service. Looking forward to a second visit and hopefully, some changes.