So you loved the in house baked pastries and breads and all the food at Essence? Because I had to read down a few paragraphs before I knew that you liked what you ate. Sure, a restaurant is more than just the food-it's the service and the ambience as well but food is the most important part and you liked that a lot judging from what you wrote. As for looking like Sabuddy...go again and look around. The owners could not change the shape of the restaurant but there isn't anything else left that looks like Sabuddy. Apparently you are not an environmentalist at all or you would have given them a bigger nod for their environmental efforts. It takes money and effort to open a restaurant that adheres to such principles and there aren't many who even try. As for dinner, we went before a show at Gammage with some friends. We appreciated the quick service, the tasty food and getting in and out quickly. We weren't looking for a "dining" experience since we didn't have much time. By the way, you don't need a white tablecloth to enjoy wine with your dinner. They aren't pretending to offer more than very very good food at reasonable prices. And the food is wonderful-the chef/owner buys as much locally grown produce as possible and the freshness shines through on all the vegetable dishes. The soups taste intensely of the vegetables, the salads are light and fresh, the moussaka is fragrant, creamy and delicious. The french macaroons are amazing. I just thought that your review should have focused a bit more on the great food and a bit less on the incidentals that will certainly iron out as the restaurateurs get their footing. If Essence were closer to my house, I would eat there several times a week. But that's just me.