I started by ordering a double Caesar, it arrived looking rather brown..... One sip later and I realized I had received what tasted like a vodka with Worcestershire..... I hesitantly sent it back and asked for one with no Worcestershire. The new one arrived and it was a glass full of ice, vodka and a splash of Clamato. Still not right but I didn't want to be a pain and send it back again.
My dining companion and I started by splitting an order of the Chili Lime Calamari with Romesco. I'm thinking lime zest, minced chili, garlic and a room temperature to warm sauce on the side. What we got was incompletely cut calamari tubes in chili powder, lime juice with a cold (fridge cold) bland sauce that tasted like wet peanuts. The calamari was cooked perfectly however...
Moving on to Entrees. My dining companion had the Pan Seared Chicken Supreme, it came with mashed potatoes and a poached pear. It was well seasoned, well cooked and very pleasant from the taste of it I had.
My Entree was the special of Seared Tuna, Crab Cake, and an Arugula Salad with Fingerling Potatoes. I was a little taken aback when it arrived mainly because of the portion size. This special was about $5 more than the most expensive item on their full time menu. I'd be surprised there was three ounces of tuna. The crab cake was the size of a flattened golf ball. The tuna was underseasoned and luke warm. Unfortunately the crab cake was served with an aoli on top and cole slaw underneath which robbed it of all it's heat by the time it hit the table. The salad was also underseasoned and was made up of corn niblets and 50% of it was unripe tomato which was bitter as it was just on the verge of turning from green. The crab cake was tasty, but tiny and luke warm, the tuna was well cooked, but, tiny, underseasoned and luke warm as well. I left the tomato on the plate.
Considering their menu states they strive to use local ingredients. I should have stayed away from tuna, arugula, corn, tomato, and crab in the month of January....
The atmosphere was very nice, although the restaurant was very chilly at first. The wait staff was very pleasant to deal with.
I want to give local joints a try and give them my support over chains, but, for the same money I could have gone to a steakhouse chain and had better calamari, a steak and caesar salad, a well poured caesar and dessert. It pains me to say that.