Went last night for some drinks. Didn't get to sit by the fire - but got a couch in the bar. Overall, I thought this place was terrific. Really great decor, good service, and decent food. I didn't see the dining room.
Had - goat cheese/eggplant & toast - delicious. Sweet diced eggplant and goat cheese went great together on the toast. Others had the burger and sweet potato fries. That was good - not quite up to FO's standards - but still tasty. The fries were great as was the garlic aioli.
This place is great for sitting around, grabbing some drinks and having a meal. If it was crowded - I think it would have been significantly less enjoyable. But on a Tues - perfect.
822 Washington Blvd., Venice; (310) 448-8884