We were there in September for an early dinner before our flight home to JFK. The food was tasty (we shared a big steak, salad, and if I recall, some shellfish to start, all washed down with a Lynmar Pinot Noir) and a good value. We had been told that it was sort of the equivalent of Blue Ribbon in New York. Not exactly.
The room is very crowded and quite noisy, definitely hopping, but you could see that the waitstaff was challenged get around the tables and each other. The kitchen is open, and quite small, with not a lot of equipment back there considering the number of covers that they are doing. Some pretty beat up looking equipment at that! If you are going to be on the waitstaff, it looks like a place where you'd make some good $$$. They turn the tables pretty quickly from what we saw.
I notice that you've chosen to post under only a single (and common) first name.
Since we have literally thousands of users, the single name "Wendy" does not make for a name likely to be memorable. And as we're a tight-knit community, where many of us come to recognize and anticipate the preferences and tastes of regular posters, I'm afraid you may be doing yourself a disservice. You deserve to be distinct!
We'd suggest using first AND last names (as most of our regulars do), or else a distinctive nametag (e.g. "Pepper", "Frank Language", "Big Ed", etc...though please don't use any of them, they're taken!).
This way we can all get to know you, which makes for much more personal conversation!
If you'd like to discuss this, please reply to the message "About the Name You Choose" on our Site Talk board (get there by clicking the link below)
I just don't understand the occasional churlish comment like this, that pops up from time to time from one of the board 'owners'. Do you read this board often? Do you see a multitude of Wendy's? It is not a common name at all, and there are fairly few posters to this board. You choose to use only a single common name, making your posting even more puzzling. If names are optional, as they seem to be, why single out a poster to chide?
I ate there frequently when it first opened a few years ago and had some wonderful meals. I don't know how it is to work there, but Mary, one of the owners, is a real class act, and I noticed they have been able to attract some really great staff I used to see elsewhere. Now they have the Somona place too.
Just went there twice last week.
Food was very good but not out of this world. Desserts were amazing.
I like the place a lot and it's one of my few options for late night eating. (If you're thinking of working in the kitchen or as a waiter that might mean really late shifts! I think they close at 1am.) It seems to be quite busy but service there is excellent! Nice casual feel to the place, a bit loud at times. Crowd seems to be well heeled young to middle aged the last two times I was there.