I've meant to try this place for a while and finally got a chance to do so last night. I had an hour to kill between an apointment an my spanish class. The place was empty when I came in and I was told it was the new fall menu. The place looks nice and has a cosy feel to it while the menu is diverse and is mostly rooted in what I would call comfort food altough not being the comfort food we'd thinkf off. It's more like fish, bavette, pasta, ribs and such.
I had a ceasar salad as an app. the dressing was rather light and not overpowering. The salad included capers, generous parmesan shavings, freshly made and still warm croutons as well as lardons fried in duck fat. It was a very satisfying dish that was well matched with the glass of Oyster Bay N-Z Chardonnay I had with it.
The main was penne with chorizo, olives, tomatoes, arugula and parmesan. The chorizo was cripsy and spicy while the tomatoes melted to make a good sauce. The olives were of the green pickled kind and the mound of arugula was fresh and meaty and smokey in flavor. Again very satisfying and a good math to my syrah which name escapes me.
On overall very good experience and the place was starting to liven up when I left by 7:30 pm. Two glasses of wine, an app and a main set me back $52 all included. I'll return with the GF.