After reading the reviews here, I expected an exorbitantly priced meal with excellent service. What I did not hear about is the exquisite and unique physical space of this restaurant that - at least for this group of out-of-town visitors - took an impeccable meal and BAM kicked it up a notch. We arrived about 30 mins before sunset and were escorted through the restaurant - through several indoor-outdoor spaces, set around a beautiful tree that grows right through the middle of the restaurant. It has the feeling of being at someone's home in Tuscany - someone very very wealthy - but inviting, hospitable, cozy but chic. The space itself has a wonderful energy so that by the time we were seated, our whole party was already abuzz. We were in a bit of a hurry unfortunately so we did not end up ordering much in the way of drinks. As a result, our check - for a party of eight adults - came out to $450. Not bad at all, given what my expectations were from reviews here. Of course, the food and the service were outstanding. The staff brought a beautiful chocolate ganache out with spoons and a huge bowl of whipped cream for all to share in honor of my dad's 80th birthday. The pastry chef had written, "Happy 80th birthday" in chocolate sauce script around the plate. Beautiful touch! Overall, we had a magical experience here. By the time we left, there was a terrific vocalist playing in the lounge and the vibe of the whole place changed once again - this time to a wonderful piazza type of feel - like it might feel on an evening in Capri with folks all feeling good, looking great, enjoying beautiful music and a lovely view. Even though we were late to our next event, we all lingered for a few moments to soak in the wonderful energy. Next time I return to the Newport area, I am unquestionably coming back here and will make an entire evening of it.
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