A recent dinner at 208 was really disappointing. It was not my first dinner here, but most likely it will be the last. The food was o.k., the service attentive and the ambiance pleasant, but the prices were a joke.
Specialty cocktails at $14, most wines by the glass at $12, all entrees over $30. At these prices I don't think that they are looking for regular customers...they are waiting for tourists who will come once and never again.
I don't mind paying for a good meal, but the value was not there. The plating of each of the courses was attractive but not inspired and the portions were small. The night we were there there was only one special, clearly the chef is not inspired by the abundance of local fish and summer produce.
The server knew what she was doing, was familiar with all of the dishes (remember there weren't that many) and fairly knowledgable about wine. She was the highlight of the evening.
My wife and I dined here last weekend and it was the highlight of the trip. We had been a couple of years ago and it was good, but the new owners have taken it to a new level. The food was amazing and the restaurant itself was incredibly intimate and charming. It rivals anything NYC has to offer and we dine out a couple times a week.
We enjoyed the Saturday evening 4 course prix fix menu at 208 Talbots. The crab cake and rockfish were outstanding as was the lobster. Their desserts and appetizers were equally amazing and the level of the cuisine and service rivaled that of most big city restaurants where I have dined. The place isn't cheap, but if you're looking for a last nite, amazing restaurant that you won't forget I recommend it without reservation!!! (but I do recommend making a reservation:))
On a trip with my husband to St. Michaels we decided to skip the dockside dining dives and treated ourselves to this wonderful restaurant. It is by far the best place to eat in all of St. Michaels. It is a bit pricy but worth every penny. The service was great and the food was out of this world. You won't find steamed shrimp, crabs by the dozen and pitchers of beer. Instead you'll be treated like royalty and eat like a king.