First the service we recieved was terrific in every way. However, the food was good but wasn't great. For the prices they charge I expected better quality. The filet mignon my husband ordered as $33 for a 6oz and came ala carte so he spent another $9 just to have a side with his steak. I have never seen any restuarant serve steak without at least a vegetable included. Then we get the steak and it was comparable to any cheap steak house that's under half the price. This was the first time I have dined in a restaurant with these prices and I had to use a sharp steak knife to cut the filet instead of a butter knife at most. The only two good points of our experience is having a great waiter and their breadbasket was good. Unfortunately we won't be coming back unless the food quality goes up to match the service. When you spend over $200 on lunch for 3 people you shouldn't leave disappointed with quality.
This place is a whole in the wall, but once inside the hole, you are treated to one of the most unique taste treats in the City. I have never experience ribs done this way. They are a compliment to the crab legs that don't need anything but crackin'! You forget all about your side dishes that are equally delicious. Unpretentious, family atmosphere where the cooks make you feel like you're on the back porch with your shoes off enjoying a night with friends. You gotta try it.
The interior is OK but could be fantastic as the building has great bones. Now the food. Sat down to warm, tasty bread with whipped cinnamon butter. Got a Ceasar instead of the chowder but sharing with friends allowed a taste of both and the chowder was very tasty. The Ceasar ahd a very nice 'zip' to it. Friends got the perch with choice of potato, VERY good. But the real winner was the lobster macaroni. WOW!