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Simple, refined, elegant and fun. Isn’t that what “nice” restaurants are supposed to be yet are so often are not?

The room reminded me of my time at Montrachet in NYC back in the mid 90’s…a bit clubby, great art, seamless service with food that doesn’t complicate but delivers flavor with a right hook. The table side sea urchin ceviche was just stupid good! Sweetbreads with grilled lettuce agra dolce, grilled octopus, Mrs. Bitter Chef had fideua as her main-crispy noodles rich with shellfish umami and I, crispy pork shoulder with pisco sour #4. In these days of flash and big haired ego its reassuring to an old cook like me to know that jewels like this continue to shine.