I know this place has gotten some bad press here, but I had a delicious fried clam plate there today. That makes it 3 for 3 for me this year. I've only been for lunch..haven't had to deal with any early cosing..and maybe at night it becomes more of a bar scene. I'd encourage those that don't like it, give it another try next time you're craving fried clams and don't want to leave the city.
Checked out the new Daily Catch in the courthouse..very sterile and unappealing room..great view. There are a few tables outside...but they don't have a license to serve alcohol outside yet..they expect to be able to soon.