I also was not impressed with Deluxe. I like a rare steak but purple is not a good thing, especially when it tasted like lighter fluid and was cold in the center. Another member of our party was told that the kitchen 'forgot' her meal and waited another 15 minutes for hers to arrive after we had all been served. They then made up for it by offering 1 desert on the house for the five of us. Won't be back.
Best New American Restaurant - 2007
Not sure who wrote the review for this or how it is considered best of anything. I tried it last night based on your rating and found very little to justify it being included in the list.
The "Monsson Dumpling" starter was one click above frozen Chinese with an $8 price tag. That was after waiting 10 minutes to get waited on and another 10 minutes to get a bottle of mineral water.The special was a "BBQ" salmon -- basically a piece of steamed fish with a dab of uninspired sauce served in a bed of corn chowder and mashed potatoes for $20. While it was OK, it was more like an $8 meal at a Midwestern diner.I guess "hip and funky" means they didn't spend much converting what looked like a musty second-hand shop. But at least now I know what "New American" means -- thanks but no thanks. If I am going to spend $50 (without alcohol or dessert), I will stick with real restaurants like Rioja or Kevin Taylor.
Guess your reviews have more to do with your personal network than the food......................