King Street Tavern
I haven't seen anything on the King Street Tavern (replacing the Woodward at the Ames Hotel) so thought I'd share my experience from last night.
Their menu is quite simple - they have a long list of proteins (steak, salmon, burger, pork chop, shrimp, veggie burger, etc.) that can be ordered a la carte and come with truffle fries ranging from $17-$50 or so. For an additional $6 per person, you can get the prix fixe option, which includes an additional three (!) courses. The first course is a bruschetta, second a choice between lentil or portobello soup, and third a simple salad. My DC ordered a medium rare ribeye ($47 + $6) and I ordered salmon ($26+$6). His ribeye was closer to medium well but still tender and tasty so he wasn't too upset, and my salmon was great. Though the menu promised complimentary biscotti, there was none to be had nor were there any other dessert options. He had two cocktails and I had one - good but unremarkable, ranging between $12-$15. The bill came to about $120 before tip.
Our experience was interesting. The tables were well spaced (important to me!) and quite comfortable. There was a DJ (we arrived around 6:30) the whole time, and the music was a little too loud for my liking. The bruschetta and salad were both served on large plates to share, which didn't bother us but seemed like an interesting assumption.
In all, I probably wouldn't go back soon - more due to the price than anything else. For the same price, we could have a full meal (including dessert!) at most other places nearby, with more menu options and without the loud music. However, the food was good and it's definitely a welcome addition to the neighborhood.