The restaurant wasn’t what I expected at all. The décor was a little sterile, more like a casual lunch place where you order at the register, pay and wait for your food, than a sit down, table service, dinner place. The menu they hand you is a paper take out menu, and its offerings are limited: a pasta, chicken stew, steak, pork chop and grilled salmon comprise all the entrees. None of it appealed to me. So I ended up ordering a spinach salad with goat cheese and pancetta and 3 sides. It was a carb-palooza: mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and parmesan polenta. The salad was quite good, and the rest of it was fine, nothing noteworthy. R got the pork chop, which was dry, but it came with a savory bread pudding that was tasty. Prices are cheap; $15 and less for entrees and $4 for sides. The dessert options were any of the saran wrapped basked goodies on the counter by the register.
If you live in the neighborhood, it would be a fine option for a weeknight meal, and probably even better for lunch. But, given the other 34 restaurants to try, I won’t be back anytime soon.
Happy New Year to all!