-A roach crawled out of the sugar packet tray and on our table. The tray was brought out of the kitchen.
-The restaurant requires coat & tie for dining guests, however, the dining room has a bar. The bar patrons are and DID walk in off the street in shorts, t-shirts & flipflops. You can literally shake hands with them while sitting in your booth.
-The food and side items arrived at different times.
-The booth we were seated in wobbled.
-The paint on the windows was chipping off and onto the booth because it has been painted over vice repaired.
-To use the restroom, you leave the restaurant entrance, go around the corner, in an elevator, through doors, down the hall following the scotchtape arrows. You arrive at a closet that is one step above an indoor outhouse. I felt cleaner, NOT washing my hands when I departed.
-The server, while friendly, was not of the fine dining caliber of a restaurant that demands Coat and Tie for the dinner guests.
-Other servers had fun gossiping about a guest that had something on the back of her neck.
Outstanding Food, Chic Atmosphere.
A gem in downtown Norfolk....reminds me of some of my favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC. In a historical building that used to be a bank. Outstanding food with beautiful presentations. The apple and pear salad with gorgonzola as a starter was phenomenal. Also try the seared tuna--perfectly done. Chic atmosphere. Business casual or dressier. The only reason I gave this a 9 was because the service was on the slow side and the server seemed annoyed with us. This, however, will not deter me from going again and again and again.