Screaming Eagle hits the mark once again. Mrs. 44, friends, and I dined there last week and the photos are now up on my blog.
The appetizers: sauteed calamari, escargot, shrimp cocktail. All delicious.
The entrees: grilled scallops, garlic shrimp, red snapper filet, and a broiled veal chop. Again, all very tasty and beautifully presented.
Dessert: edible chocolate cup filled with orange sorbet and topped with whipped cream. Yum.
We ate inside as that is my preference, but exterior seating is available. This is also a great bar and the option of dining/drinking "in bed," which makes no sense to me. I do understand sitting at a bar and here you'll find good service, well-made drinks, and prices slightly lower than the hotel bars. A very good wine selection, too.
As for the invoice for all the above meal, including 2 glasses of wine, 4 cocktails, 3 appetizers, 4 entrees, and 3 desserts... call it an even $300, including tip. A little pricey but the quality of the food, service, and atmosphere makes it a fair value. I would put this place on the list for special nights out.
Bon dia. 44.