Last night dined at do (pronounced dough) Restaurant at the View with my good friend, Martha. Martha had read that the restaurant had made Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants in America, so we decided to check it out.
OpenTable, which is my go to spot for making restaurant reservations, had this to say, “do [dough] is a one of a kind restaurant that has successfully married science with sustenance and sustainability by creating an experience that activates all of your senses. The largely paperless restaurant uses iPad technology that allows guests to order from the menu, call for valet and change the music while they marvel in the brilliant video graphics that cover the space.”
Martha and I are both tech users and had no trouble with the ordering system. I could see the less technically inclined having a little more trouble, but the system was fairly straight forward and easy to use. Most important thing to remember is to push the “submit” button to ensure your order is placed and your server knows you need something.
Originally had hoped to hang out on the patio, but because it had rained earlier in the day, they weren’t serving outside. However, they put us upstairs next to the window and we had a lovely view outside. Upstairs also provided some unique seating. We were sitting on an L-shaped couch with a round table in front of us. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the view and the evening sunset. Note that the picture of where we were seated came from the do Restaurant website.
We got there a little early. I didn’t come to appreciate the video graphics covering the walls until later in the evening. Music was great. Several times I used my Shazam app to search out a song I liked on iTunes and purchased it. Fortunately for me, but maybe not the artists, song purchases aren’t that expensive so I didn’t break the bank, but definitely came away with some music I hadn’t heard before.
We got started with a bottle of 14 Hands Cabernet and an order of the Bruschetta. Crispy Baguette slices topped with a flavorful mix of Roman Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Basil, Garlic and Mozzarella Cheese. There was just the right amount of crunch, which is important, because I’ve had some Bruschetta where the baguette was overdone and you felt like you might break off a tooth when you took a bite. The Balsamic that came with the Bruschetta was thicker than I’d experienced before. More like a sauce. Quite tasty when you added it on top of the Bruschetta.
I was so busy eating that I completely forgot about taking pictures of the food, but the Bruschetta looked something like this —————————————->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
For the main event, we decided to share a classic Caesar Salad. Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan cheese, and Croutons tossed in a Creamy Caesar Dressing that they make fresh on site each day. Couldn’t resist ordering extra Parmesan Cheese. Freshly grated and one of my favorite cheeses. Both Martha and I are meat lovers, which made our choice of the Rhythm Pizza the natural choice. It came topped with Bacon, Ham, Sweet Italian Sausage, and Pepperoni with a tasty Marinara Sauce. More into garlic cream sauces? That was an option also.
The restaurant is only open in the evenings beginning at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The upstairs area can be booked for larger parties and the entire restaurant can also be booked out for events. The cuisine is Pizzeria, Tapas / Small Plates style. Prices very reasonable. Expect to spend under $30, unless you are having alcohol, like we did, with your meal. Even then the bill wasn’t that expensive for the two of us.
Our server was Adam. He was great. Definitely ask to be seated in his area. Nice, friendly and extremely attentive.
When the time came to wind it down and head home, technology once again worked its magic. We simply pressed the button for the valet, entered our ticket numbers and our cars were waiting when we walked outside. Now that my friends is service!
Thumbs up – highly recommend!