Epicurean is one of our favourite restaurants because it has a lovely and spacious patio at the back. We visited the restaurant this evening (two couples and a three year old) and were very pleased. Our server was superb. She helped us select just the right dish for each of us. My 10 oz. steak with a nice peppercorn sauce was cooked perfectly. The house balsamic salad was dressed well and was super tasty. Although my husband's mussels were great, he did encounter a bit of grit. But he said the capresi salad was fine. The pasta carbonara was deemed excellent. The braised lamb shank was tender and flavourful and the potatoes served with it (mashed) were 'to die for.' We were dissapointed to learn there were only two dessert choices left at 8:45, but all in it was a very good experience. All that was missing was little twinkle lights strung through the lovely bower of mature tree branches floating over the tables.