Well, from reading this board (and NOW's review) I knew that there were mixed feelings on the recently re-vamped Drake, but the bf and I decided to try it out anyway last night and I must say, there was no mixed feelings from either of us - it was great food and a very fun and lively atmosphere as well. The place was packed.
In keeping with current trends, the menu features many interesting "small plates" and a few "large plates" we had the sushi (highly recommend the mushroom sushi - much more flavour kick than you might expect), dumplings, also good, an asparagus salad that was great and the burger, which was average-good.
The owner was circulating in the busy crowd and the place was humming with energy. We will definitely be back.