I really wanted to love this place. I had driven past it for the past 5 years and never made a stop, but finally last night (4-5-18) we did. When I pulled up I noticed valet took over a major section of the parking lot. I happened to see a spot that was not valet and open, and so I parked, but not without getting a terrible look from the valet (I do not like valet- they are never "responsible" for damage and even when valet is a must, I still pay and park myself). We walked in and the restaurant was lovely, dimly lit, romantic, but what was odd was that they had beautiful ceiling tiles with exposed ducts. Not sure if that was the look they were going for, but it felt like classic meets industrial- not cute IMO. The hostesses were super sweet and were ready to seat us right away! The table in which we were seated at was awkward in location. We were not THE closest to the kitchen but close enough and right where the waiters put in orders, accept payment, and where the food comes out. The waiter was average in that he did his job, but he was not spectacular or memorable (I will add to this). We ordered a kids cheeseburger (minus the cheese) for our son, the special appetizer for the night (I forgot the name but it was scallops and shrimp with chipotle & mango sauce), my husband had the mascarpone pasta, and I had the lobster ravioli. The kids burger was massive, and although we didn't have high expectations it was pretty darn good! Our appetizer was interesting. I typically do not like the chipotle flavor at all, but this was fantastic! The scallops and shrimp were cooked perfectly and the sauce had a nice late heat that was not over powering at all. I appreciated that the kids meal and the app came out together but it was the only courtesy afforded. The food came out a short time later, and as the food runner was still putting food on my dish the waiter appears to ask how the meal was, I couldn't really give feedback so I smiled. My husband's dish (the mascarpone pasta) was fantastic! It was creamy and rustic and the mascarpone gives a flavor unlike one I have ever tasted in a savory dish; this is a star for sure. The lobster ravioli was a huge let down. For starters, it is supposed to be an ala vodka sauce which is pink, though it was not. This dish was arrived orange and with drizzled with balsamic. I checked the menu again, and no where on that dish does it indicate balsamic. If you HATE balsamic like I do, it is a hard dish to eat and I am not a fan of sending anything back. My first impression was that this sauce tasted more like a lobster sauce. It was very tart in flavor, and with balsamic it only further compounded the tartness. The ravioli had ZERO lobster chunks, at least not in the 3 I ate (there were 6 on the plate). At that point I was out of water and the waiter was no where to be found so I just stopped eating because I was extremely disappointed in my dish and I could no longer force myself to eat something that I did not like. My husband realized immediately and offered me his plate (he pointed out that there was no way I was "full" after 3 ravioli in such a small dish). We swapped dishes, though I took some of his pasta and put it in the small bread dish. The waiter eventually shows up to fill my water, but was clueless as to what happened and didn't even stick around long enough for me to voice any concern, or even ask for more cheese. At this point we just ate our food. I ate some of my husband's, he ate what I left and then we shared the half of the kids burger (like I said it was massive!) My son was tired, and cold so he came over and sat on my lap, and that is when the waiter reappeared to clear our dishes and ask if we wanted dessert. I was tired of waiting for him to disappear and reappear without care so we just asked for the check and left. The service was not horrible at all, but it was missing care and finesse, mind you- we made no outlandish requests- just really wished he was a little more attentive and asked if we had been before, made recommendations and was just cognizant of our cues like for the water or waiting until I can taste my food before asking if everything was alright. I deducted 1.5 starts each for the awful lobster ravioli, and the mediocre, at best, service. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT ORDER the lobster ravioli! Will we come back? I don't know. The truth is that we live in Broward and this place disappointed in food and in service so it is probably not worth the hike back to the area were I spend my entire day.
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