Atmosphere is bohemian; rustic, stylish, upbeat and
fun, despite being dark, boisterous and noisy, and crowded; and I suspect
it'll be cold in the winter months near the front door. If you didn't know
better, you'd think you were in Greenwich Village or Tribeca.
Atmosphere - 3.5/5
Food - Menu is limited, basic, but fundamental with
selections of duck, lamb pork, beef, even a couple pizzas, complemented with
a nice selection of cheeses - fresh, creamy, and intense; pate, soup, salad
and some enticing desserts. All are wine friendly and targeted to accompany
a wine tasting. Preparation and presentation like the selection was basic,
fundamental, but well done.
Food - 3.5/5
Wine - This is a wine bar first and foremost so the Winelist
is the reason d' etre. There are thirty wines by the glass, nine different
wine flights, and a broad list of 400 bottle selections that touch on all
essential and major wines at various price ranges from top to bottom. There
are Americans from California and the Northwest, French from Bordeaux,
Burgundy, Rhone, Provence, Italians, Germans, Australians, Spanish wines and
South Americans. The selection is imaginative and well done.
Prices are reasonable to slightly high for the high end wines. There are
Flights for Cab & Merlot, 'Euro Classics', Pinot, Spicy Reds, Summer Reds,
Chardonnay, Classic Whites, Aromatic Whites, and Summer Whites - each
containing 2 ounce pours of three or four selections from the class. You
won't be disappointed and you'll likely find something to try or an old
faithful friend. Most likely, you'll find several selections you've heard of
but not had, and many new discoveries as well. See
Wine Journal Review.
Wine - 4.25/5
Service was friendly, attentive, efficient and
gracious, even accommodating us with a requested table change effortlessly
Service - 4/5
Overall - 15.25/20