We generally like Stark restaurants, especially when Mark Stark is the chef, but Monti's was a disappointment. Loved the Parmesan dressing on crisp romaine but that was it. Daily special veal chop was awful: tasteless, flabby-textured meat. Big but blah. We love veal chops but this was the worst we've ever had. Potato gratin was what we call "Cheesecake Factory style": overrich, over-cheesed, overdone. A good gratin is a thing of beauty but this was just Excess Dairy Fat, a heart attack waiting to happen. We're hearty eaters and devoted carnivores (we knock off 16-oz prime rib at least once a month and I use cheese lavishly in everyday cooking) but Monti's needs half size of portions and twice the quality. Big servings of below-average food is no real bargain.