Dining at Tatsuya recently, I noted this restaurant nearby and made a mental note to check it out one of these days - and that day happened to be yesterday when I was looking for a place to dine for my Sunday date night.
The setting is a fine dining environment with a pleasant setting with the use of the flow of water to create a really peaceful vibe.
Down to the food, I tried the tomato soup ($14). One could taste the thickness of the roasted tomato. I did not quite fancy the anchovies after-taste though which can be create a temporary salty shock to the palette.
From the cheese menu I tried the Burrata ($26), which I found to be a little wet due to the surrounding condensation on the cheese.
From the pasta menu I tried the Linguine Astice ($32), a Boston Lobster linguine. The pasta was executed fine - al dente but I found the lobster to be a little stale with a slight salt-water after taste.
The dish of the day though had to be the squid ink Risotto ($28). This was a well executed dish with the rice cooked to perfection - chewy with a slight sea-water after taste with chopped scallops and prawns to compliment the food. Definitely a must try here.
For desserts, I had the chocolate lava cake ($14), which was really thick and had lots of chocolate oozing from it.
The food was above average and what really stood out was the service - which was excellent. No up-selling, staff that are ready to serve and offering of ice water when I declined "still" ( a rarity in a fine dining establishment) definitely helped make the dining experience a lot better. Prices are also very fair for a place like this.