I only went once but I had a good chop w/ mashed and a nice bottle of wine. Service was great but the room was pretty quiet that night. A friend had poor service once. These things are beside the point now.
More restaurants should be opening up in Southie but now a nice one is one the way out? What gives? I know that the city is packed with great places to go but with 33,000 or so people, you would think that South Boston would have more options. I think the old and the newer pubs are fine but not for a tasty sitdown meal that has a lot of thought and care put into it. Polonia, Portobella, Salsa's are all wonderful but that's not many (at least not off the top of my head).
I think that the growth on the SB waterfront will help but it probably won't result in many chowish, funky places popping up. As always, we'll see.