Had dinner tonight with a couple of friends. I was a little nervous about being in a restaurant on its first day of business, but things went very smoothly. The place was crowded, but not loud.
The food was good- fresh and tasty. Not mind blowing, but filling and homey. We had the meatball starter (good enough for a main course, almost), portabello salad, shaved fennel salad, and beet salad. ALso had the linguini with clams; orichiette with sausage and b.rabe, spaghetti carbonara and salmon. I took almost half of mine home, the plate was so big.
Like I said above, none of us had anything we didn't already know and love, but that's a nice thing.
Service was wonderful. Very friendly and sincere. .The music was weird! At one point, at the very end of dinner, they played M.J. 'Beat It', perhaps a sign that it was time to let the table turn over!
Would love to hear other reports. We won't be frequent visitors because we live in Crown Heights, but would definitely go back again.