The concept of Mozaik is an interesting one - serve up a menu that changes daily with dishes composed of diverse elements in an artful, imaginative setting. The restaurant tries hard to be an exact definition of its very name. The atmosphere itself is punctuated by various pieces of artwork, vases and mirrors that are beautiful, colored mosaics. Believe you me, the mosaic theme isn't very hard to miss. But the problem with mosaics is that if they're not exactly done right, with exactly the right pieces, they turn out to be an ugly mess.
Of all the restaurants I've eaten at in Tallahassee, Urbane rises quickly to the top of the list. With a chic, upscale atmosphere, a top notch staff and exquisitely flavorful menu options, dining here is always a treat!
I really want this place to be really, really great. I really do. (Really!) The atmosphere is chic and contemporary, the servers are attentive and it's usually rather easy to get a table without a reservation. But every time I eat at 101, a trendy little restaurant and lounge in Kleman Plaza, I'm always a touch disappointed. The drinks are expensive (unless you take advantage of their 50% off drinks from 4-7pm) and the food isn't any better than average. They have a rather extensive menu, and I've tried a number of the dishes, hoping I was just a victim of POS (poor-ordering-syndrome) but alas, that is not the case.
Well, the town has been all abuzz about the opening of the Hotel Duval and it's various attractions - Level8, Shula's 347, Le Roc Cafe, etc. And I've been super anxious to give the town's newest steakhouse a try. I'll be honest, I think Tallahassee was in need of a good, upscale steakhouse. I've tried Marie Livingston's and didn't think it was anything better than my mom could make. I've tried Ted's (even the bison!), but the experience was butchered (no pun intended) because my steak was overcooked and the service was lousy. In fact, my favorite steak in town isn't served at a steakhouse at all. It's the Peppercorn Crusted Filet at Urbane - crunchy on the outside, melty on the inside and served with a blue cheese fritter - it's absolutely divine! So, hoping Shula's would take the cake, I invited hubby and a friend to accompany me for a lovely evening out.
I just want to take a moment to thank all who entered the First Ever Tally Foodie Comment Contest! I really enjoyed reading your entries and hope that this has made you all feel a bit more comfortable leaving comments and feedback on future posts. And keep an eye out - because I may just hold another Comment Contest sometime soon!
Cafe Cabernet is one of those places that I've been to before, but only to have a few drinks. They boast area's largest liquor selection and over 30 wine selections by the glass and 1000 bottles in their temperature controlled cellar. I've asked around about what the food is like, but none of my friends or co-workers have ever eaten there. So last Friday night, hubby and I decided to take the plunge and see if this wine bar's menu was up to snuff.