Great Cape Verdean/American food. The owner turned an old dive into a trendy looking place with great food. the menu is about half Cape Verdean and half continental. Had a fillet with a wine reduction and yukon golds that were whipped an piped with an edible orchid on top. The asparagus was done to perfection and the Caesar was good. Not the best I've had, but I'd order it again. Had a canoli that was well presented with a strawberry sauce and whipped cream.
The prices are moderat to low. The most expensive thing on the menu was the fillet at $22. There is valet parking, and it is accessible off Columbia Road to downtown, and the expressway north and south. The atmosphere is really very nice, bright, but not too much so. Nice colors, big wildows and cherry accents. The booths are cherry and the backs are high to give you a sense of privacy. The noise level was quite tolerable to this noise sensitive diner, and the patrons were all very nice. There is a lot of pride around this restaurant in the Cape Verdean Community, and with good reason. The owner and his family have poured their heart and soul into making this a nice destination, and it looks successful to me. It is well worth the trip.