Upon entry, guests will notice the restaurant’s chic interior. The dining room is arranged with tables for four and plush booths that make for a night of lounging. A wall of wine bottles divides the restaurant entryway and bar with the rest of the dining space. Despite its large size, though, the restaurant still feels intimate.
We started our night with a round of cocktails. The Papa Doble, a Treat Oak Rum, Luxardo, and fresh lime and grapefruit juice mixture, was sweet and light, while The Ginger Squeeze, a combination of Rebecca Creek Whiskey, St. Germaine, Caton, and fresh squeezed lime juice, was potent but balanced. Both offered a perfect intro into the restaurant’s attention to quality flavors and details.
The restaurant’s menu is organized into five sections: starters, steaks, steak additions, á la carte sides, and entrees. It’s suggested guests order an entrée per person, an appetizer or a side or two for the table, as the meat dishes are served alone. Every party is presented with a breadbasket that includes a few pieces of focaccia and home made cornbread muffins.
The crab cakes caught our attention. A classic seafood dish, these crab cakes stood out from others we’ve tasted in the past. The crabmeat was soft and tossed in a jalapeño aioli that lent a creamy texture and subtle kick to the dish’s overall flavor. Topped with a handful of greens, the dish incorporated that crunch we desired and a picture worthy presentation.
Per our server’s recommendation, we ordered a glass of wine to accompany the main event. I ordered a glass of the Mount Veeder, a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, and my dinning companion ordered a glass of the Bell Wine Cellars Red Wine Blend from Napa Valley as well. Both were a delight.