It's a very pretty restaurant and cozy on the inside - a pleasant dining experience for sure!
There were 9 women - NINE - we needed some food and some vino - STAT! We started with the popcorn because of the previous recos from coworkers. We got a bowl each of Porcini, Lavender-Rosemary and Bacon-Butter. ($5 each)
Flavored popcorn is something that hasn't hit Cincinnati yet and we really enjoyed it. Everybody had their favorite - nearly everyone was raving over the Lavender-Rosemary. It wasn't overpowering yet added a kick to the corn. My personal favorite was the bacon-butter - but duh - I'm from Iowa. Nobody was raving over the porcini - it tasted a little burnt.
Chocolate Bourbon Icebox Cake, Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream ($8) - it looks delicious and my coworker said it tasted pretty great too!
The next morning I was at a coffee shop and had to take a photo of the newsstand out front. This is so NYC - I love seeing it! Also inside the coffee shop - I had my one "celebrity" sighting. The guy at the table next to us looked insanely familiar - but I couldn't place him (which really isn't like me). I couldn't go up and just say "Hey - who are you?" - especially with my new boss right there. Then I got home - turned on the TV and it hit me - it's one of the sober coaches from A&E's new show Relapse. Not sure how much of a celebrity that is - but it was the best I could do!
Why Should You Go? Eh - I wouldn't. Although I'd love to see some Cincinnati folks take a hint from the big city and add the flavored popcorn to their menus (eh-hem - Virgils - sounds like something right up your alley!) - I just didn't enjoy my meal that much. I also have a theory - when you're in NYC - go to one $100+ dinner (Daniel for example) and then - devour street food the rest of the time! The service and the food is THAT MUCH BETTER. And with the street food - gyros, pizza, dogs - they're on every corner - and don't forget the black & white cookie (still a Seinfeld junkie after all these years).