I just have to ask. I have some friends who really love this place. Maybe it's just not my kind of hangout. I went w/ some friends and had drinks. I ordered a glass of pinot noir and it was almost hot tasting...like it had been sitting by a window in the sun all day. Yuck! I'm sure some of you might be thinking "ok, she's lame...she went to Tavern on the Water and got wine. Well it's because I don't drink beer (I hate the taste and smell of it), so I have to do the wine thing. Anyhow, my glass was disgusting, but the vibe I was getting was that I should not ask for another one because they'd probably think I was a pain and would do something nasty to it. I just let it go and didn't bother to drink it. We all went downstairs for dinner after and the food was horrendous. I could have made better mac and cheese at home. My friends did not like their meals either.
I guess maybe it's a place to go and get sloshed, hook up w/ someone, or a place where you go if you don't care about atmosphere, good food, good drinks. Honestly, I like hole in the wall places and dives, but if you're going to be no frills, at least serve a good drink so that your customers will order more of them and want to stay!