Despite the buzz, I didn't see a thread so here we go:
-Simple, warm upgrade of old brad's on roncesvalles- nice, appealing touch to have an illuminated photo of one of the food stors at the bar.
-Girls with hipster bangs and vintage clothes may add to the vibe but didn't deliver good service. no-one seemed to be in charge of the front of house.
-Main course before the appetizer - staff just smiled and blinked and had nothing to say or offer.
-Wine overpriced - the smallest five oz pour we've ever seen. Normally I hate those glasses with the name as a cute measure but maybe they should try it.
-And the food? Good but not great. halibut with potato escabeche - nice flavours on the escabeche; fish a bit salty. scallops with pork shoulder - the parts were better than the sum.
The food is promising but it isn't subtle enough to be surprising nor homey enough to feel like the contemporary comfort food it's been hailed to be.
That said, happy to have them in the hood, have faith they will work out the bugs and ratchet up the menu and and will probably try it again.