Water Street Cafe mostly hits the marks as a popular restaurant with varied, well-prepared food in an aesthetically pleasing environment. They recently added a lovely, bronzed-painted re-claimed tin ceiling, so the restaurant shines.
We had made an early reservation on a Saturday night. So we were a bit surprised when the hostess showed us to a high-top table, since there were numerous booths available, and my hubby and I aren't exactly spring chickens anymore. We like comfortable seats, for starters. When I requested a table instead, they showed us to an empty booth. The little oil based candle on our table had run out, so eventually, a busboy brought another.
The bread was warm and fresh. My glass of Chardonnay was surprisingly skimpy, compared to most other restaurants. The salad was delicious, and our halibut and salmon were tasty and fresh. The chocolate layer cake for dessert was average, and could use improvement.
By 6 pm, the restaurant was crowded, and noisy. The lights dimmed, and we were glad we had ordered before darkness descended.
My sense of Water Street Cafe is that it is very good, but could be even better, with more staff training and attentiveness, upgrading the quality of desserts and focusing on the comfort of its patrons.
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