Chris Parsons at Steel & Rye
Yes. The place is a mob scene.
Its a beautifully re-done space. The food was very good and creative and the service (at the bar) friendly and professional. We liked it very much.
Parking is an issue, however.
Went two weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Interesting menu with snacks, apps, salads, flatbreads and mains. Tried the fried olives which went very nicely with a martini. Also had stuffed clams. Can't remember the recipe, but they were very tasty. The flatbread with smoked chicken, vinegar onions and arugala, was excellent.
They did a great job with the building. Bricks, beams, chainfalls; a real garage feel. Huge bar with lots of hightops. Very nice and knowledgable service.
We'll be going back soon. Did I mention free parking.
We went to Steel & Rye for a drink during their grand opening week. Very sleek and stylish with very much a "garage" feel (the building used to be an ambulance depot). I could have eaten a dozen helpings of the smoked chicken flatbread!
Parking is an issue, however. The lot is abysmally tiny, and on-street parking is dicey at best because the portion of the street where S&R is located opens up to a square of storefronts where there is limited on-street parking.
We're planning to return!