I bring people to the Black Orchid for special occasions. Their birthday, new job, anniversary or other important milestones. It is pricey but a good value considering the service, the food and the musician softly playing in the middle. The lobster bisque is like no other I've had, cowboy steak (when a special) incredible but my favorite is the lobster dish. Bananas Foster for desert. Yum. I have not had a bad meal or service at Black Orchid
I have heard of this resturant when I was a teenager and I always heard from my parents who are frequent diners there have always enjoyed the Black Orchid either alone or with friends. It is an intimate experience, they have always said. And now, I recently visited the Black Orchid as a surprise dinner by my husband and it was amazing! We plan on dining there for my upcoming birthday!
Wild game and tableside flames recall the not-so-good old days at this elegant but inconsistent restaurant.. The Scene A throwback to the private clubs of the '50s, when men were men, meat was meat, and the ruling class favored shades of beige, Black Orchid is swank, hushed, and frequented by well-to-do, well-preserved persons of a certain age. The tone is rarefied and exotic. You're far from the maddening crowd.
The Food Feeling nostalgic for upscale Cold War cuisine? Care to sample a bird of a different feather? Start with oysters Rockefeller, Beluga caviar, or steak tartare; then have your African pheasant or roast duck flambéed in full view ("prepared tableside" is the Orchid's forte). Even cherries jubilee and bananas Foster light up the night. Food quality doesn't match fine service--buffalo filet with peppercorns is over-sauced, guinea hen tender but too salty, swordfish Kennebunkport drenched in floury hollandaise. In keeping with the '50s ethos, there's hardly a vegetable in sight, unless you count the hearts of palm salad. Get your fiber elsewhere.