Before calling Hatfield's to delay our resevation two times, we all sat down to watch a mini-docu-music-video her brother "directed" for her birthday. Her idyllic suburban upbringing was just how I pictured it to be! Idyllic!
When we arrived at the restaurant on Melrose, we were seated virtually in the middle of the exposed dining room- and it was no shock that within the first five minutes, my dad ran into a friend, and within ten minutes my two close friends, sat at the table behind us.
I made a couple observations while I took it all in, drinking my Japanese white ale:
1- Intially disliked seeing every other table, finding it distracting. Then loved it for that very reason. Hmmm I'm apparently conflicted.
2- Super monochromatic design: except for red chairs in bar and red pans in kitchen...
3- Service&Seating&Set menu options= top notch
As for the rest, go find yourself a sugardaddy on craigslist and ask to meet there-it's almost worth it!
Oh and order one of every dessert.
The lighting =a honeycomb meets something out of your science text book
The birthday gal!
The birthday ale...