MMMM..thanks all, for the suggestions. Had an excellent meal there last night, a terrific belated b'day celebration and exactly what I was looking for.
Got there early, about 6:30 and there were plenty of tables and a practically empty bar. We decided to stay at the bar. Started off with a dozen Duxbury oysters, crisp, clear, delicious. Followed that with the black n'blue tuna roll, and the tuna app special of the night, basically tuna sashimi served asian style. Both were great. I wanted more of that tuna roll though...;)
Also ordered 2 of the wet ribs. mmmm flavorful but a little spicy for my palate (which apparently is pretty weak as the bartenders both said these ribs weren't really spicy at all, compared to the "wings of mass destruction...") Speaking of the bartenders, all VERY friendly, tag-teaming and working together to make sure we were happy and always had what we needed.
I had the Cambridge Amber on tap, sort of like a brown ale, sweet and malty and hit the spot perfectly.
At this point the thought of two entrees was starting to feel overwhelming, so we opted to split the mahi-mahi, which was also great and perfectly cooked. Came with a side of plaintains which I really love, rice-n-beans (not high on my list of favorites but they were ok)..We ordered a side of cornbread which was huge, for a side, but complemented the mahi-mahi nicely.
REALLY REALLY glad we went here last night. It was great food served in a really casual, yet energy-filled spot. Love that. We got out of there at just over $100 for the two of us. I think my campanion had a few more drinks than I so that probably bumped up the tab a bit. But all in all, really worth it; definitely feel like you get good value for your $$.
Of course we then went next door to Christina's and had that malted vanilla and hot fudge. Yum. I was tempted to go with the burnt sugar instead (since burnt caramel is my favorite at Toscanini's..) but this was a good choice.
All in all, a great night. Thanks again...