We went to this place for the second time last night, and had another great dinner that pleased everyone at the table. I'll report here, since I saw that folks were looking for feedback on this place earlier this winter.
This time, as the last, we were seated promptly when we arrived, having made a reservation in the afternoon. The place was busy, but did not feel crowded. Service was truly friendly, and efficient, but not rushed. The space has a "pub" look to it, with a bar area separated from the dining room. Very clean, very homey, very neighborhood meeting place.
We took our teenaged daughter and her friend, and the menu held interest for all of us. Prices reasonable (my "swordfish Oscar" with fresh lobster and a perfectly grilled piece of fish was $18.95, as was my husband's "Cowboy Steak"--a beautifully grilled large sirloin, teens had 10 oz. burgers with fries or onion rings for $8.95) and portions ample, but not ridiculous. The kids also had "Chicken Fingers" that were crispy and not a bit greasy. We were too stuffed to try any of the yummy looking desserts that passed our table. Guiness on tap was $4.95.
Last time I visited, I had a terrific pumpkin stuffed and cooked in the pumpkin shell, and my friend had the pumpkin ravioli, both delicious.
Parking seemed tight, but both times, I found a place for my van just a few steps from the restaurant door, right across from the Savin Hill T-station.
The neighborhood looks like it's getting interesting, and I've read other posts about places in DOT that I'd like to try, but Donovan's was so good, it's hard to branch out!