don't let the naysayers keep you away from this place. The pork belly is better than any pig/pork product i've had in years (including the bacon at Luger's). The grilled octopus tastes and feels unlike any octopus/squid dish I've ever had, and the wait staff was cool, friendly and attentive.
Throw in great cocktails, a good wine list and a non-stuffy atmosphere and you have a winner.
Don't worry about being "challenged" - it's really not that hard to enjoy.