On Valentine's Day, LV had made arrangements for the children to stay at a friend's house and had reservations for us to eat at a restaurant we had been wanting to try for quite a while. We looked at their website and were impressed and then googled for reviews which should have been our first warning sign, but we chose to focus on the good ones and disregard the one star reviews.
After dropping the children off we arrived at the restaurant and were met with our first obstacle. Finding a door to enter. The doors along the front of the building were all locked, so we ventured into a dimly lit alley and passed multiple doors before finding one that would open. Upon entering we were sure we were in the wrong area. Employee only signs were slapped on the doors along the hallway we were standing in. The sound of water trickling made me look up to see a home made fountain they had created using patio furniture and some other items.
We wandered a little farther down the hallway and around a corner where we were greeted with this:
In front of us was a stairway, but we were expecting someone to appear at any minute and chase us away so instead of climbing the stairs we decided to try to find the right entrance, because this surely couldn't be it.
After circling the building again we were beginning to feel like giggly teenagers. We finally decided this spooky hallway was indeed the only option we had. This time we climbed the stairs and someone soon came to seat us.
The decorations they had can only be described as interesting. They liked books and there were some on every windowsill as well as piled on old ladders. Weather beaten doors and crates were hung oddly here and there as well as some more, lets say, interesting arrangements.
The service left a lot to be desired and the food was mediocre at best. And while we will probably never eat there again I have no regrets that we tried it. It was a fun memorable evening with lots of laughter that we'll be able to talk about with fond amusement for years to come.