Friend gave me a gift certificate for here, and we decided to make an evening of it, pairing dinner here with a visit to the NC symphony.
We had an early reserve at 5:30 to accommodate later plans, and were one of the first seated. Floor was abuzz with staff, significantly outnumbering patrons. Wait staff was helpful, we inquired about the full custom 7 course dinner, but opted for the 5 course tasting menu based on timelines.
Some items were better than others, but they ranged from very good to ridiculously tasty.
Portion size was small, but that was the intent. Lots of little things that are very good. Figured I would depart satisfied but not stuffed, and that was spot on.
Soup was good, liver appetizer was great. Cobia had a bitter coating on it, seemed purposefully burned, a little odd.
Service was crazily attentive but managed to stay unobtrusive.
And yeah..it's pricey.