I had been eyeballing the menu on-line all week (http://www.chefjasonwilson.com/) and I knew I wanted the lobster and a glass of chardonnay. We ordered the potato gnocchi for an appetizer-- it was totally delicious! Gruyere cheese, mushrooms and truffle oil over perfect little potato gnocchi. I was in heaven, plus the bread that they brought out was super good as well. Then came the main courses. I ordered the lobster and Matt ordered the chicken.
I have to say I was somewhat disappointed in the lobster. The flavors of the dish were amazing (more gruyere cheese too . . . yum!) but the lobster was not as fresh as I would have expected. Perhaps I have gotten spoiled living in the Northwest and all, but when I order seafood I HATE it if it tastes "fishy" at all. The lobster was a tad bit fishy for me. I was very sad. Overall the dish was great and if the lobster had been a bit fresher I would have given it an A+. The tangerines in the pasta were a wonderful idea and went great with the lobster.
Then we ordered more wine and asked for the check. When the check came the waitress also brought a selection of truffle chocolates on a plate that had "Happy Birthday" drizzled across it in chocolate. I had told her that it was his birthday when I made the reservation and they must have made a note of it, because I didn't have to say anything while we were there. Plus, they didn't charge us for the dessert . . . even better!
The food was great and the atmosphere was very, very sexy and hip. I was very impressed and I felt like the food was worth the money.The menu changes seasonally and I will definitely go back again to try what they might have for winter . . . and spring . . . and summer.
So, if you're ever hungry in Capitol Hill and have a few extra bucks to blow. Head up Madison and go to Crush.