Walking on into the resturaunt, we noticed that it was a very nice look overall, looked like a higher dollar place. The tables were nice and clean, as well as being very nicely finished, with a grey wash. The lighting was very intemate, it almost gave us the feeling of being in your own house. The music was awesome, tango, or latin inspired music at all times, with a nice distribution of speakers so it didn't have to be overly loud to be understandable.
After browsing the 1 page menu for a while, we decided to start with some sweet potato french fries. The fries were accompanied by a very nice curried catsup, which just had enough spice to make it interesting, but not enough to over-power the food. The fries were a tad underdone, with some being a little cold, but it didn't diminish the overall appeal of the appetizer. For my taste, another 30 seconds in the fryer would have made them perfect.
Main Course: 9
For dinner, I decided to have the open-faced steak sandwich with brie, and pesto. Ths was amazing. The brie was liberally applied, and the steak was medium as I had ordered. It was not a terribly thick steak, however it was filling and good. The bread was a nice home-made bread which was quite nice. You had your choice of salad or soup or you could have the sweet potato fries, or regular fries. I decided that I would have the fries, as I had already sampled the sweet potato. The friench fries were in the style of actual english "chips" wherin they were quite tender inside, and lightly seasoned. The portion size was quite nice, and left me satisfied.
What can I say about the dessert. We were not planning to have any dessert with dinner, as there was a lot of food, and it was quite filling, however after hearing what they had on special, we just could not resist. For dessert we had an amazing creme brulee, with strawberries, and Godiva chocolate. What a way to close out the expierence. The crust on the top was just thick enough to be enjoybable, while the insides were cooked to perfection. The chocolate and strawberries were a great mix with the standard creme, and it really made for a nice ending to the evening.
The waitress was prompt and courterous, as well as funny. She was able to determine timing for the courses perfectly, so we were not served appetizers and then a couple seconds before the main course. Her recommendations for dessert were spot on, and she was sure to inform us of the specials that they were running.
When you walk into the place you instantly think "I am gonna need a lot of money for this place" however this could not be further from the truth. For the meal that I had there including drinks was $21.70 before taxes. Not the most expensive meal I have ever had, but not something that you can just go out and get every night. The old addage "you get what you pay for" is definatly true for The Tango.
Good pricing, nice staff, and a great environment, not to mention the food lead me to have a great dining expierence at The Tango. I will definatly go back, and have no hesitation to recommend it to my friends.
Jason "prplhaze" Palmer