Province at the Downtown Westin
|From top left: goat cheese fondue, a pretty patio, green lentil soup, Caesar salad with chicken, spring squash cupcake, open-faced salmon sandwich.|
Hey Phoenix, meet Province.From the bright green framed moss on the wall to the hot pink chairs in the bar and the tree limbs hanging from the ceiling, the new restaurant at the Westin in downtown Phoenix is downright adorable in a big-ish city hotel kinda way -- but twice last week, we (and our guests, including some very seasoned diners) found the food to be, well, not quite as polished as the surroundings.
The service was fine, particularly for such a new place -- a place so new, we must add, that the cork tables still give off a faint (and not entirely pleasant) "new" smell. The patio is lovely by day, and even better at night -- at ground-level, you're surrounded by pretty lights and tall buildings. Big city in the best possible way.