The food was just okay, but the atmosphere was AMAZING!!! We were in the West Wing & it was AWESOME!!! I was a little surprised that we had to choose our dessert when we ordered??? But, we each picked something from the menu. I also asked for The Grey Stuff. Our server said that you had to be celebrating something to get it. I told him we were & he gave me a strange look. I said, "No, we REALLY are." (We actually truly were - I am recovering from my 13th surgery!!! And we were just a few weeks out from DS11's birthday - we were supposed to be there on his birthday, but had to postpone the trip.) The good thing was that at the end of the meal when he rolled the cart over, he didn't make us stick with our original selections. We got to pick what we wanted. So, I'm not sure why we had to order it with our meal??? For dinner we had: DS11: pork chop - Which he pulled off the bone like a caveman, but then he ate it with a fork and knife. He didn't seem too impressed and left quite a bit on his plate. He did, however LOVE the strawberry cupcake. DS13 and DH: steak - Both cooked a perfect med-rare, but fatty. Neither of them were impressed at all. They only finished the fries. DH also loved the strawberry cupcake, and DS13 loved the chocolate cupcake. ME: I ordered the steak & DS13 ordered the shrimp and scallops. When it was delivered he said he really wished he has ordered steak instead. SO... DH and I both offered to trade with him. Thankfully I WON! Because - the shrimp and scallops in the puffed pastry were AMAZING! Kind of spicy, but not to much. Perfect! For the first time ever, I finished first & I cleaned my plate!!!! SO GOOD!!!! Definitely order this!!!! I also really liked my passion fruit cream puff. Not the best dessert of the trip, but very good. DS13 & DH left to take pictures and DS11 and I requested The Grey Stuff (again). I had to ask twice & remind our server, but I wasn't leaving without it! He only brought 2 - I'm guessing since we were the only two at the table, but he really should have brought 4. There is only a tiny swirl on the plate. We LOVED it! It is a mousse, but hard to explain the flavor - I tasted hints of dark chocolate & DS11 swore he tasted coffee. The flavor is very faint... I wish I could have had a bowl of that for dessert. It was a one time only for us, but an AMAZING experience!!! Getting to have photos with the Beast was wonderful & the talking suits of armor were really cool.