by Shonda K. on
So we headed over to Woodfire for a birthday get together for a friend who is a huge fan of Kevin (Top Chef). I must say first off that the service was excellent. I actually lost count of the waiters who were serving us (we were a party of nine) but they were pleasant and attentive, especially considering our reservation was after 10pm. I was not overly impressed by the decor/styling of the restaurant, nothing special. But the group dining area we were seated in upstairs was fine, rustic and cozy on a cold night. The Food: Appetizers: Glazed Shrimp (nice flavor but the portion size was just insulting for the price. There were like 6 popcorn size shrimp on a mound in the middle of the plate...c'mon guys) The chanterelle mushrooms weren't bad and someone in my party had the scallop which was not a favorite for me. Our main courses were the duck and the pork loin. The duck was fine but the pork loin was the star of the evening. It was moist, perfectly seasoned and cooked. It was paired with apples, cabbage and bacon slaw, it was simply delicious. I did not want to stop eating this and I was sharing with my boyfriend who absolutely loved it also! I struggled with trying the banana fritters dessert but I am a dessert girl and I just had to try bacon on a dessert (though I am just repulsed by the idea and roll my eyes as they prepare it for desserts on all the television cooking competitions). I should have followed my first mind and left it alone. Gross. Bacon does not belong on a dessert period. Though without the "distracting" bacon the dessert was not memorable at all so...All in all I had a good time. While I would not put this on "must visit again" list, I think it is a good restaurant with excellent service and food you should give a try.
by Truman Woulard on
I love bowling. I love wine. Usually these things don't go together, but somehow 300 New York makes it work. It's an upscale bowling alley...so I could enjoy a glass of Cabernet, and bowl at the same time. Sweet! We were seated in the VIP area, because there weren't any regular lanes open. It was on the pricey side, but I thought it was well worth it.