Great spot to catch the evening hustle bustle of the park from above the second floor restaurant. Good cocktails, oysters were yummy and so was the poke starter. Veg options were just Brussels sprouts and fries though
Went Friday at about 6:45pm, were seated right away at the patio. It took a bit of time for a waitress to take our order, which were a bit wrong (2 beers instead of 1, and no grilles onions on burger as requested). Food came kind of quickly, and it was tasty. Place was pack before 8:00 p.m. Environment and Staff was nice.
We had our first experience here the other night, and I’m really unsure about how to rate this restaurant … everything about our meal ran either really well, or really poorly. There was no in-between. I wasn’t sure whether to give two stars or five. So I went with four for now, because overall, it was more great than poor. But that’s how the visit went - everything we had (both food and drink) was either five-star awesome, or two-star unpleasant. The decor and design is fantastic. The service we got - sitting at the bar since we didn’t have a reservation - was also fantastic: fast, friendly, and very attentive and helpful. The negative situations we did have were dealt with promptly and professionally. The stuff that went poorly: • we ordered fish tacos to share, and when they arrived, they smelled so awful that we sent them back so quickly I didn’t even get a picture of them. I’ve been eating seafood for my entire life, and this was definitely the bad fishy aroma you definitely want to avoid. • the cal fire relief drink was too spicy for either of us to consume. In addition to the spicy ingredients and spicy salt rim, the garnish was half of a raw jalapeño, sliced in half long ways, plus a raw jalapeño ring. The acidity and dry spicy bite the garnish added put the drink over the top. We couldn’t finish it. • similar problem with the Irish mule. Even after adding a second shot of Jameson and more ice to try to mellow out the severe tartness of the drink - the bartender added WAY too much lime juice - even with the extra whisky and ice, it was still too tart and bitter to finish. All of that being said, everything else was absolutely fantastic. • The other three drinks on the sampler flight were freaking delicious, and my wife and I fought a little over who got to drink them! • They carry Flor de Caña 12 year rum from Costa Rica - among many other specialty liquors I noticed - which is awesome. • My wife also got a vodka lemonade drink after our meal that was excellent. • The roasted Brussels sprouts and cheeseburger (get it with garlic fries instead of regular!) were both absolutely delicious. We’ll definitely be coming back again to see which evaluation is the more accurate one; I personally have a feeling it’s gonna bump up to the five stars, but I’m not completely sure yet!
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience the downtown area with something other then a brew pub or burger. Tonight was our 2nd time here in just over a month. We love the decor and atmosphere. Pretty cool spot. Both food and service have been stellar and the staff is professional. Limited menu but it appears they are constantly updating it so perhaps that's part of the plan. What they do offer is quality food and at a reasonable price. Both times my party of 3 has left satisfied and our wallets didn't take a hit. Tonight we had service from the bartender. She was nice and friendly.