Stopped in for a late dinner last night around 9pm. We were seated immediately but there was a wait for the people coming afterwards. There's not a whole lot of seating -- a communal table with high stools, a bar, and I think two 2-top tables. It's also rather loud, due to the tin ceiling. My husband got a kick out of their very 1990s playlist in comparison to the faux old-timey ceiling fixtures and design.
The food, however, was excellent. Started with a 1/2 dozen Kumamoto oysters (they were offering 3 East Coast and 3 West Coast varieties), served with freshly grated horseradish, a tiny bottle of Tabasco, and wedge of lemon. A beef grilled cheese sandwich special, on brioche, was ooey and gooey. My seafood stew (also a special) was also good, served with cockles, capers, fingerling potatoes, grape tomatoes, soffrito, and a piece of bass on top. Sopped up all the liquid with the accompanying bread. We were too full for their dessert special: red velvet cake for two served with berries and whipped cream. It looked fantastic.
They were also offering soups, salads, and sandwiches to go, as well as a roast chicken in a box dinner from the display case, and a host of different pastries. The chalkboard sign outside also said that they brewed Stumptown during the day and were open 8am-2am. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes: house cured duck breast, clam chowder, King crab with djion aioli, mmmmm.
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