Well, I went. The GF broke up with me a week before so I brought a well-known litigator turned screenwriter as my “date”. So Verspertine with a Broken Heart.
I don’t really do reviews here - just commentary. opinion and recommendations (or not).
BTW - I used to go by the handle Foodiemahoodie at Chowhound - I took on this current moniker from a former assistant because I thought it was fun.
Okay - loved the building. You’re brought into the elevator to the rooftop - which is dark and mysterious - and kinda sexy. Had the GF come with me - we would’ve been on those futon-like sofas making out like teenagers. The drinks? Odd, unusual and whimsical. Delicious? No. But I was not a fan of Red Medicine so I dialed my expectations down. Down low. I can appreciate creativity, but I prefer a delicious meal that leaves me craving until I return. I knew I probably wouldn’t be getting that here - but if something pops - well - I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The apps on the rood were - again - like the drink - odd, unusual, different, whimsical, creative. Presented in a way that…my ex girlfriend would’ve loved. That was my thinking. And the whole design behind the place would’ve sent her to the moon.
After the apps - we went into the main dining room. It was well lit, but not bright - a lot of black - including all the servers, waiters, etc. I liked all that.
The glass table however had a plastic surface on it which made the glasses kind of stick to it. I like to swirl my wine glass on the glass surface before i stick my nose in the glass - but you can’t do that here. Interesting to have the glass stick, but for my purposes - not sure why that’s a good thing.
The plates. I think they were all black. Maybe not all. Maybe some white in there. I don’t remember any colors except in the food. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was eating half the time - and the wines were unusual and sometimes very good. I like unusual wines (which are often fun to pair) - so I enjoyed that.
Taste. Well, not all that satisfying. Left-brain culinary experience vs, a right brain satisfaction.
It’s like a popular movie with a plot and a Best Pic nomination vs David Lynch quirky, odd mishigas. This is David Lynch. Worth going to once. But I doubt I’ll return. Give me Melisse, Providence and n/naka. Again and again.