If how packed a restaurant is is any indication of how good, then there's a reason this place was packed! We were in town for a concert and that afternoon called to see if we could get in (who'd think a hotel restaurant would really be all that busy on a week night?). Well, it was booked solid. The individual who answered the phone was generous enough to offer reserving the seating in the "library." We had no idea but grabbed it. Are we ever glad we did!! It was a small table at the front of the restaurant in this nook-like area. How romantic! And this despite the restaurant and bar being elbow to elbow packed! We asked the server about the mac 'n cheese since it's unusual (to us anyway) to see that listed as an appetizer. She raved and said it was award winning. Intrigued we decided we'd try that as a shared app. Are we ever glad we did! That's unlike *any* mac 'n cheese either of us had tasted! However, whatever the secret to its incredibleness is wasn't spilled. (We had been hoping to try recreating it back home in our kitchen). The next time we're ordering that as one of our entrees.
The scallops, while certainly good, weren't necessarily anything to write home about. The local free range chicken on the other hand? It's difficult to remember a chicken dish tasting so good! Another dish we certainly raved over! Sadly we were too stuffed from the appetizer and our dinners to fit in dessert. But if the first 2 courses were any indication, those would've been memorable as well.