I used to like Nighttown. Good prime rib. Good Dublin lawyer (lobster in a cayenne cream sauce). The last time few times I've been there, I vaguely remember being disappointed. It was a long time ago. That includes at least one meal when I had the Dublin lawyer and I think another meal when I had the prime rib.
I checked their menu and there were a few items that seemed interesting. Berkshire pork chops with spaetzl and chutney. Sirloin burger. Prime beef brisket. Bangers and mash. Some of the items suggest that they're at least using better ingredients than your average bar.
So, I'm definitely going to Nighttown to listen to some jazz. Which Nighttown am I going to? The one from many years ago with the delicious, hearty food where I should order something that sounds good? Or the one from only a few years ago where I should seek out the least likely to be screwed up dish, hold my nose and concentrate on the music?
I agree. It is a shame because they get great musicians and the setting is special, but they do not concentrate on the quality of their food. Which coincidentally, I feel the same way about their neighbor, Mad Greek. Neat setting, but lackluster food at high prices. I would grab dinner somewhere else then go for the show.
if it were me, I would go to pacific east (Coventry location) for dinner and then enjoy the music at NT with a cocktail. I like Anatolia cafe as well, but they have slipped a little from their original knee buckling glory. Mad Greek-never had a good meal there, but it has been so long, maybe they are better now?