Respond to Review of Crossroads
Review: I had read about this place opening on happycow and finally came here 2 days ago. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal; in fact, I've added it to my HappyCow Top 10 Favorites list. The chef Tal Ronnen is presently the most celebrated and talked-about chef in the vegetarian and vegan food world. He has cooked for Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and consulted for Steve Wynn's Las Vegas hotel restaurants. Here's my Crossroads review. We went in for an early weekend dinner and was among the first to arrive. The place is gorgeous inside. Its decor is modern with rustic hints of wood. Seating is divided into vinyl booths, tables, and bar stools in front of a wide full bar. Everything glistened with cleanliness, and large windows let in light. The high ceiling contributed to a feeling of spaciousness even though guests seat intimately together. The staff was very cordial and attentive, and our food arrived quickly--an advantage to eating early. Since another friend had told us that the plates were all small in size, my friend and I decided ordered many different savory dishes to share. We got: the cheese platter (yum); the caviar and fried oyster mushroom over artichoke leaves (surprising, delightful); the crab cakes (pretty, tasty); the kale spanikopita (hot, delicious); the day's special in-house made pasta with crushed red chilis, asparagus, and olive oil (great pasta, though too spicy); and the lasagna (hot, creamy, yummy). For dessert we share the panna cotta with berry spread on top (good), and the cannoli (awesome). Overall we both enjoyed our meal and were totally impressed. Would definitely return to try the other dishes. Do make a reservation (especially on weekends); otherwise you could wait for a seat at the bar. Do expect to pay. You'll need to order several dishes to fill up and get a good taste of the many wonderful flavors chef Tal creates.