I was in the area for a night and had the chance to stop by for dinner. Lucky for me i was with three other people as eager to try as much as I was. So, in all, we had 16 different dishes between us. Our meal consisted of: first courses- *Watercress salad W/ tarragon, Grapes, Goats' cheese, shallots, and balsamic vinaigrette. This was delicious, perfectly dressed, bitter until you had a grape along bringing it all together. *Beef Carpaccio W/ Kimchee Vegetables, Galbi Mayo This dish was unbelievable. The perfect textural contrast with the vegetables and the richness of the mayo worked wonders with the spiciness of the vegetables as well. Goes well with a Kirin Ichiban *Peruvian Style Ceviche The best ceviche I've ever had. Everything was perfectly firm, but not chewy, and not too much acid, which I find in alot of ceviches. *Steak Frites (my friend ordered three main courses) Perfect med-rare, best bearnaise Ive ever had. Second courses- *Gnocchi " Lasagna" W/ Bolognese, creamy parmesan, melting buffalo mozzarella Again, the best gnocchi and bolognese ive had. Creamy delicious cheeses reminded me of freshly baked extra-cheese pizza. *White Gazpacho, Marcona Alomonds, Grapes, and Cucumbers one of my favorites all night. Great presentation, great flavor, great texture, great dish. *Veal Bone Marrow Pretty traditional presentation. Parsley, breadcrumbs, and two thick slices of toast. Not my favorite. There wasn't much marrow and it was salty, but the texture of the bit that i did have was delicious. *Shrimp Pasta, Sauteed head-on shrimp, Garlic, Lemon, Hand cut pasta, seafood nage. Great shrimp heads. I didnt have any of the meat, the pasta was a bit hard to eat, it had clumped together, the sauce was delicious. *Duck Confit, Frisee salad, Lardons, Roast Fingerlings, Mustard Nage, Quail egg. Rich, Flavorful, very good confit. *Fennel Dusted Sweetbreads, Bacon braised fennel, citrus brown butter I had never had sweetbreads until now, I imagine these were the best you can get. Rich, smooth, flavorful. The fennel really tied it all together though. Third Courses- * Softshell Crab Ive had this a number of different times and each was either fishy, slimy, poorly breaded, or lacking any kind of meat but this was not this case here. It was crunchy, fresh, firm, and very meaty. * Snapper Francaise, Boniato Mash, Mojo beurre Blanc Excellently cooked fish, delicious beurre blanc, tasty mash *Crispy pork belly, Sweet Chili Glaze, Kolhrabi Slaw Rich and delicious as pork belly almost always is. The slaw was less a slaw than a few slices of marinated kolhrabi. Good dish. Not my favorite. *Short Ribs I loved these, but I have had short ribs a number of times and this wasn't all that much better. It was good for sure, but it had no defining qualities from other preparations. Dessert- *Bread pudding very different from what I consider bread pudding, more custard than anything. I've never been a big fan of the flavor of egg yolk and this was no different. It was good but not my preference. * Chocolate cake w/ strawberry, sherry sauce, almond ice cream. Great dish, perfectly cooked, runny insides, nicely ripened strawberries. * 40 Year old Tawny Port If you even think you like port, buy this! It was phenomenal, so rich, so smooth. I believe that i could have had the aroma alone for dessert and been satisfied. Over all I loved this place, very cool atmosphere, great staff, excellent food. I think though that they over look alot of the small things that could make it above and beyond itself.for instance, the bread was boring and dry and the butter seemed like your regular butter tabs. If your in the area, hell if your even an hour away, make a trip. It will be well worth it. I wasnt sure before this meal but have decided now that I really want to work at this place, it is to me the perfect place, not stuffy, not too casual, and most importantly the food is unbelievable.