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Posted by HL on 12/13/2010
I would call myself a bit of a food connoisseur, and did not expect to give such a high rating for a restaurant, however I was so amazed by my dining experience, I had to write in. I went to Clio on a Saturday night with my fiance for a gourmet experience and they certainly did not disappoint. We each ordered the 12 course tasting menu as well as a cocktail from the famous Todd Maul to accompany our meals. Everything was so elegantly plated, it was quite obvious that so much time and love were put into each dish. The vegetables were so flavorful and tender, the seafood tasted fresh and succulent, and the desserts were to die for. The server took his time in explaining each course, which truly added to the experience. The cocktails were just incredible and complimented our meals perfectly. We could not have asked for a more perfect night out. It's pricey, but definitely worth saving up for a special night. I give so much credit to the chefs behind the scenes who create such complex and beautifully presented dishes. Thank you for making our night so special and I cannot wait to return.
Posted by 2dogs on 07/23/2006
My boyfriend and I ate here on Friday and had a mixed experience. Our server wasn't up to par: cocktails took far too long considering the sparse crowd, and he left our table to go help another server, which is fine, but what good does that do HIS tables? As we looked around the room, it seemed like the other staff memebers we came into contact with were friendly and knowledgeable. The crowd was dowdy and they all appeared to have shopped in the same store. Our cocktails, however, when they arrived were terrific--the martini and the Ming Tai. The appetizers were also top-notch: the tempura soft shells were huge and perfectly served and dressed, and the gazpacho was a wonder of flavors and tableside prepartion. The escargots were muddled with too many flavors as was the foie gras terrine; many of its garnishes were not only a distraction but also of poor quality, notably the grapefruit and lemon sections. The lobster entree was also a disappointment--unexciting and also a small portion. Clio is expensive- not a great value, though certainly worth a visit for the gazpacho alone.