The feeling I got when I first walked into this new restaurant in Phoenicia, NY, was one of space and comfort. High ceilings, muted colors, pleasant lighting. Nice!
We had made reservations not a half hour before we arrived and were seated at one of the booths in the area to the left of the entrance door. We found the seating uncomfortably tight and requested to be moved to a table. Even though it was a busy Saturday night, the host found a table for us near the fireplace, and came back several times during our meal to make sure we were comfortable. Much appreciated!
Our waitress was friendly and attentive. She brought our drinks promptly and took our orders using an iPad mini, which she later told us made the process a lot smoother. I ordered one of the specials, a Chilean sea bass with tomatoes and vegetables over risotto. The fish was cooked just right, with the flesh moist and the outside crispy and delicious. The plates were heated so you had plenty of time to enjoy your meal. A lovely Casillero del Diablo chardonnay was the perfect accompaniment.
For dessert I ordered a chocolate mousse cake, which was quite good and generous in size, perfect for sharing. The espresso was full flavored and served with a piece of lemon rind.
I did find the space too noisy, making conversation difficult at times, but the meal was a very good experience overall.
The website is still being worked on, but the important information is all there: phone number on the home page, clear menus with prices, and hours of operation.