We went out for dinner with some friends of ours tonight. It's been ages since we went out and had a nice dinner together or with friends.
We went to Uptown21 because we'd heard good things about this place. I really wanted it to be good and for the food to be awesome.... unfortunately, the food wasn't quite as good as we'd hoped it would be. For example, my dinner was pork, sausage, and bacon with sauerkraut, apples, and potatoes - which sounds good in theory and reads really well. What I got was about two cups of sauerkraut, a 6" diameter, inch-thick pork chop, one 4" long by 3/4" diameter, some bacon bits, and a few potato cubes and apple slices. In case you can't tell, the proportions were definitely wonky there.
In another dish the flavours tended to be very bold but didn't really work together; they stood alone instead, each competing for attention. Everything also had a sweetness that was at times quite cloying. On the plus side, they give bacon for free, because they believe that bacon is always a good choice :)
It wasn't that the food was bad; it just wasn't great, and it wasn't worth the $50/person we spent. If the restaurant was less expensive - say, up to $30/person, I might recommend it to others. As it is, the dishes just don't justify the prices.