Thanks to all who suggested this charming romantic spot to us for a quiet dinner. Service was just right; decor lovely, friendly atmosphere generally. INteresting menu--hard to choose. Everyone our table selected was wonderful--squash soup with sour cream ginger garnish; mussels steamed with fennel shards (my choice-yum) My husband ate light, and had two salads in addition to the soup; I couldn't pick up or remember all the ingredients, but I sure enjoyed what he left on his plate that I finished.
I ordered a lovely monkfish dish wrapped in bacon and roasted; set upon wilted greens and delightful white beans, and a tasty unthickened sauce. Only one complaint--a ladylike portion for a hearty eater. I felt like helping our friend finish his juicy huge pork chop, but restrained myself.
As for quiet, well, I now have a defense. All meals we want to enjoy in blissful relative quiet will have to be undertaken starting around 5:30 pm. By 7pm the noise level was quite high. We didn't have desert, but on my way out I saw three at a table sharing one profiterole dessert on one plate. Unbelievable--three creampuffs filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream as one desert! Looked scumptious, and I did note the satisfied looks on their faces.
NOrthern Liberties rocks.