Hick from Missouri needs to know. Is this place a tourist trap or worthy for lunch?
It's interesting historically and the building is great. It's not particularly expensive for lunch and is a good area for sightseeing.
When I worked downtown, I used to meet business associates here for breakfast - it's quiet, comfortable, and not totally overpriced. A good time to see the place if it's on your list.
I haven't been in a while. But when I was there it didn't seem touristy. It seemed more of a business lunch crowd. It seemed a little pricey but wasn't too bad. It's a beautiful space/building.
for a historic building, the bar portion is terrible. it's like a 1988 bar outside boston. the restaurant has mediocre food for way too much money.
it's a shame but definitely a bad idea.