We have been trying to eat here since a good friend recommended it over a year ago. We luckily were able to get a lunch reservation recently, which is easier than dinner. The restaurant itself is beautiful, especially if you are lucky enough to be near the kitchen. The $54 two-course lunch menu is worth it. We started with the skate with capers and a red pepper reduction sauce and ahi tuna and grapefruit salad, both of which were delicious. For mains we had the buckwheat-encrusted soft shell crab and poached tilefish, the latter in a decadent cream sauce. We had two glasses of French sancerre, which paired nicely with our meals, on the recommendation of the sommelier, who was engaging and talkative. Dessert, the chocolate noir, was a bit disappointing. Service was exemplary. By far the best meal of our trip, though not on the light side, so we wouldn't want to eat this way every day.