I think they will do well...actually, they already are. The place has turned around a great deal from the early days, the partnership issues, and the previous chefs. I've spoke with numerous people who have gone -- and returned there -- since Tom Ciszak has taken over. He's a very good, and well respected chef -- and as I said when he arrived at Chakra, if he was able to re-do the menu the way he wanted to, wasn't restricted, had complete control of the kitchen, etc., he would produce and produce well. IMO, he's done that. I've now been there several times, as have many friends of mine -- and the comments and reviews are all very positive.
He has his own "style" and ways of doing things, and his ideas on the seasonal menus may or may not be the most popular with this clientele. Personally, I don't know. Whatever he's doing, it's working.
As far as two dishes that kept him out of 4-star status -- OK, I can hear/see that. I might chalk that up to an off-night or personal tastes. He's always been known for his schnitzel. However, grease is no excuse, but as far as the rest -- maybe the seasoning, taste, etc. is chocolate and vanilla; I like and you don't. Again, could be an off-night. Now, about the filet mignon -- I've had it and I like it. I've never had a bad steak there. Filet of course is not going to be the most flavorful steak/cut there is, and it often is the lowest on the flavor scale -- but I've liked it there, the flavor, taste, the mushrooms, the sauce, etc. It's not a steakhouse, but it's a nice steak and fits into the menu and other items as well.