Gustav is a large place located on the ground level a residential high rise. The restaurant has been here two years. There was lots of construction in the area which made it a less than obvious location. The interior is spacious and attached to the entrance of the living areas. There was also a totally enclosed patio where most everyone was seated for lunch that day. There was smoking permitted but there was a good breeze which made it acceptable. Indoors had lots off plants and windows and the patio had a water feature. At lunch in addition to the a la carte menu, a 2 or 3 course set menu is offered where the third course was dessert. We chose the 2 course and selected dessert from the a la carte menu.
Once seated they brought out a couple types of sliced bread, breadsticks, olive oil and butter. The sticks were properly crisp and the bread was fine.
The grilled corn and bell pepper salad with popcorn, frisée, shredded iceberg cabbage and cabbage was a nice mix of ingredients. The salad was well dressed and a nice mix of textures.
A beef fillet was in cubes mixed with shavings of Parmesan cheese, broccoli, roasted potatoes in a nicely seasoned balsamic sauce. The beef was tender and fairly well done. It was a simple, not fancy dish but tasted fine, just not exciting. The Parmesan didn’t seem to add the flavor.
For dessert we chose the Gustav carrot cake on the waiters recommendation. It was a deconstructed version with orange sorbet, orange bits, carrot purée, cake, whipped cream and pecans. It was very different but light and tasty. The pecans gave it a good crunch. The cake pieces were tasty and the cream added a hint of richness.
A trip to the bathroom found a most unique toilet. The seat moved around in a cleaning process before you used it. It was too fun not to share. They also had a wild looking cigarette machine.
Final treats were made of praline with Tonka beans and chocolate. They were okay.