I'm a little baffled by the flood of positive user comments that this review generated - the food at One *used* to be amazing - that is correct - but after this evening, I'm not so impressed...
I can appreciate a new chef wanting some creative freedom with the menu, but removing one of their signature dishes?? We were very sad to see that the amazing goat cheese appetizer is gone!! A wedge of sourdough bread stuffed with goat cheese and grilled in butter and truffle oil topped with sautéed mushrooms - it was decadent, rich, and amazingly delicious!!! On more than one occasion, we would order this, and then order several more! Well, no more - it's gone. Sad.
After our disappointing discovery about the goat cheese, we continued on with our meal and placed our orders. I had the risotto which was nice (though my bibb salad was uneventful), and my husband got the hangar steak. He's ordered the hangar steak probably every time we've come to One since they've opened (which is usually a few times per year), and always loved it. Well, tonight, my husband, who is *not* one to complain about dishes in restaurants, said that the steak tasted gamey, and cautiously decided to send it back - something he NEVER does. They sent out a new one, which he ate some of, but he said that one was only slightly better than the first. Sigh.
Given the poor decision to get rid of one of the BEST appetizers in the CITY, and our relatively unimpressive experience this evening, I'd say that it's unlikely we'll be going back to One until we hear of more positive changes. So sad, as we really loved that restaurant and have shared many special occasions (and just regular evenings) there! At least the space is still beautiful and Bob is still a delight...
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