8 months ago
For Christmas 2017, my husband and I received a gift certificate for DBA. We placed it in a drawer to keep it "safe" but mistakenly forgot that we had it. Once discovered, I realized that it had expired one year from the date of purchase and was disappointed that we would not be able to enjoy this gift. I called DBA and explained our situation to a very pleasant lady named Shannon, who in turn spoke with management. They gave her the "thumbs up" to redeem it, so we promptly made a 6:30 reservation for that evening!
This was our first visit to DBA and we decided to dine inside rather than on the patio. Our server, Sarah, seated us at a window table at the back of the restaurant where we had a lovely view and received first-rate service. We inquired about several items on the menu and Sarah "educated" us on the selections.
After careful consideration, I selected the Pappardelle Bolognese - the smaller TASTE portion. Sarah informed us that even though this was a "small" dish of pasta, it was a hearty serving and she was correct! The lengthy, broad noodles are homemade and the sauce has a generous amount of meat. It is served in a bowl which is placed on a plate. I emptied the bowl onto the plate and cut the pasta with a knife and fork for easier (and less messy) consumption!
At Sarah's recommendation, my husband ordered the Grilled Lamb Tenderloin with Potato Strudel and he was not disappointed (he even commented on the presentation of the food on the plate)! She also mentioned that he could order a half-size portion of salad instead of a full one and the smaller size Traditional Caesar was plenty.
We were not sure what Nutella pie is, but decided to share a piece and discovered that is was AMAZING! It is a fun, cold pie with chocolatey crust and filling and is topped with whipped cream. There is caramel and a hint of sea salt somewhere within the pie which compliments the already great taste!
Due to Shannon's politeness on the phone, Sarah's kind and attentive service and your superb kitchen staff, my husband and I had an outstanding encounter at your restaurant! We are looking forward to our next visit and have sent your online link to several colleagues and family members.
Thank you from both of us,
Cheryl and Dave