Eat here regularly and have brought friends & family from Oz, Uk & Dublin and they were well impressed with the venue, atmosphere, excellent food & drinks menu and of course the food. It's always fairly busy so book ahead (week in advance min) to avoid disappointment. We keep going back and love it every time.
Five stars? I think not. Highly pretentious and trendy restaurant/wine bar with passable food. We arrived for an early dinner (5:30) and were told no tables were available, although there were many (10) vacant in front. We were seated at a "bar table", really a coffee table (knee hight), and one of our party had to sit on a what appeared to be a foot stool. The decor is post- modern\industrial, with the noise level to go with it. The waiter (who was dressed as though he just gotten off-shift at his other job as a deck-hand) could barely hear the orders, and conversation was nearly impossible. For a "seafood" restaurant, the seafood consisted of five dishes, three of them fried. I had the lamb shank, which was decent. My wife had the duck with gooseberry sauce, which she said was disappointing as it was more of a barbecue sauce. When we left, half of the tables in front were still empty. A disappointing experience.
How can this place not be listed. Impossible to get into, even on a Monday night, if planning on a weekend, book well ahead. Food great, v reasonable, huge portions, modeled on a NYC bistro, I think. Try it, and try again.
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