First, let me say I love the fact that there is an acutal sports bar and restaurant in the NW area, vs. a bar with TV's. However, this place has to settle in and learn a bit. Very nice decor, staff and I think it's a great location. Beer prices are high ($4.50 - 5.50 for 16oz. and $5.50 - 6.50 for a 32 oz.). Large size may be a close size guess. Food is on the higher end for a sports bar, but I will say it's of great quality, so there is a value on expectation. There is a "North End" feel to the place that is a downer. Too many places wanting to be "Like the North end of town" vs. establish some character and originality. There's an odd balance of "Regular Joe's," those who are, for some reason, there to be scene and try to be somebody, and then all in between. I like this, but those "Fake" people trying to impress at a sports bar need to fad away. Biggest issue aside from the pricing is that there is NO happy hour, or any pitchers. How can you be a bar, let alone a sports bar (in the NW none-the-less) and not have a happy hour. No pitchers of beer, really? I look forward to the "New" wearing off and the place settling in and then seeing where thing are at. I'm eagerly opptomistic. I'd recommend it and I'll surely go back, but it's just not an everyday watering whole at this point.
Expensive? Very. Worth ever penny? Absolutely. We went there for my wife's birthday expecting to pay dearly. But after the superb food and service we could not begrudge the cost. Our server Mitch is one of the most professional servers we have ever been attended by anywhere (and I compare that to European service).. He made us feel like we were the only guests in the room. (we weren't by the way. Make sure to make a reservation) No pressure to vacate the table which we really appreciated. After the meal our taste buds felt like they had died and gone to fine dining heaven. I indukged myself with duck which was perfect. My wife had a petite filet mignon. We shared the scalloped potatoes and they were just about the best we had every eaten. (Tip: one portion of the sides is enough for two). The only restaurant we can compare it to is the Ripe Tomato in Fig garden. The sadness is we cannot afford to eat at either restaurant very often but when we can, rest assured we shall.
My boyfriend and I went in last night, to watch the USC game. We had such a great night that I'm on here writing a review now. First, every table in the bar has perfect views of whatever game you want to watch..(this made my man very happy). Then, the service was awesome! I'm a buffalo wing connoisseur and they seriously have the best wings in town! Still craving them! Then, I had the Roasted Chicken was the best roasted chicken I've ever had! My boyfriend had a pizza---OMGOodness the best pizzas!!! Italian style! AHHHHh!! Sooo yummmy! It's definitely going to become my new regular spot!!! Oh, and I'm pretty sure there actually IS a happy hour! there were little cards on every table saying they have happy hour monday-friday 4-6! You know I"ll be there!