Deserves more than a one star rating in my opinion. It has all of the qualities of a fine food restaurant; ambiance, decor, service, and the food, the food is spectacular. They use smoked wood chips to grill the scallop and salmon appetizers and it is heavenly. Slicing through the beef tenderloin is like slicing through candy floss...so succulent. It is run by a husband and wife team which adds to its charm and warmth. I will definitely go back again and again.
The food and the view is fantastic. The lunch buffet is good for a ladies lunch. The waiters and management are friendly. However, the hostess that greets you at the door is much more attentive and friendly towards the Japanese ladies than she is towards the non-Japanese ladies(on the 3 occasions that I have had lunch here).
Update: They have know changed this restaurant into two restaurants: An American Grill and a French restaurant. We went to the American grill restaurant. It still has the same style buffet which is very tasty.
I am keeping the rating at 2.5 because the hostess did not say good-bye to us as we left. Also, we purchased a large bottle of pricey Pellegrino and we only drank half of it b/c the waiters had to be consistently reminded to fill up our glasses.
The food was fantastic and the service and smart casual atmosphere was superb. Unfortunately, I am giving it a rating of 3 stars for one reason only:
one of the waiters kept walking past us and snorting his phlegm in a loud manner. I have lived in Tokyo for 10 years so I am aware that unfortunately, some Japanese men do this. However, my friend who I was entertaining who was visiting from Canada did not. We ordered the chef tasting menu for 15,000 yen each or 150.00 dollars USD. We were at a Michilen star restaurant, not McDonald's. I spoke to the waiter serving us about the incident, I hope that he will speak with the "snorter." Completely groce.