We stopped by for the first time. My husband has ordered food from here many times at work but never went. Â It was very clean and food was very good. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and my husband had the fajitas. Sadly the bar and eating area are all together and it was very smoky. I went home to change my tshirt (because of the smoke smell) afterwards and when i got back in my car I could smell it from us riding home. I may order food to go but don't think I'd eat there again unless it's lunch. I'm sure there are more bar flies after work and the regulars start to flow in..Review Source:
Much more bar atmosphere than bistro, if your not a smoker and don't like the smell avoid this place. Â If you are a smoker and are looking for one of the last remaing bastions of smoker freedom from persecution then step in to your oasis.
Food was impressive, got the ribs off a recomendation from a fellow patron and enjoyed them. Â The fries that accompany them are the thick steak fries which were really good. Â Atmosphere in the bar wasn't...but...its a bar so I hoope you're not going there do enjoy the ambiance. Â They do have a seperate dinning room which I can't comment on
Service was on par and since this place is just kind of out of my way I probably won't be back, only the cigarette smell was bad about this place.
An all time low.
Why would you go here?
If you smoke and want to be with other smokers and breath smoke.
If you want to drink and smoke and drink some more.
If you want to eat your food while smoking and drinking.
I walked in on a Thursday evening and immediately the smell of stale smoke hit me.
The place was filled with older men, all at the bar...smoking and drinking.
I turned around and walked out.
I have driven by this place hundreds of times and wondered what it was all about. After all, they do not advertise, none of my friends have ever eaten here and it is definitely off the beaten path. So, this past week my wife and I decided to give it a go and stop in for dinner.
We immediately noticed that it was not busy, typically not a good sign. But then again, every time I drive by it is never busy. So we did not let this deter us and continued inside. Once we opened the front door, we were greeted with a BIG WHIFF of cigarette smoke. Once we caught our breath, we quickly learned was that this is one of the few local places that can legally cater to both the smoking and non-smoking crowds. Having said that, it is also very clear is that their main priority is to cater to the smoking crowd. The smoking area is nicely decorated with music, pool tables, a beautiful bar area, etc. The non-smoking area is very sterile, the TV's were not turned on, there is no bar area and the only music you hear is what filters in from the smoking area. Unfortunately, the cigarette smoke also filters in as well.
On the plus side, the food was pretty decent and happy hour drinks were competitively priced. There was on person (I think his name was Steve) working both the smoking and non-smoking areas and he was the waiter, bartender, host, and everything else all rolled into one. But we was EXCELLENT and, even though we were sitting in the non-smoking section away from the main crowd, we never felt neglected. Service really was very good.
I can't make up my mind about this place. I really want to like it because it has the key things that you look for - good food and good service. But, it is really hard to get passed the cigarette smoke infiltrating the non-smoking area every time the door separating the two areas is opened, which happens every time the bar tender/waiter enters the room.
Based on my SINGLE experience, here are my thoughts. If you are a smoker, you really need to give this place a try. The bar tender/waiter is one of the best, the food is good and the atmosphere in the smoking section has a lot of potential. If you are a non-smoker that does not mind the smell of smoke but prefer to sit in a non-smoking section, you should give it a try to see if you can tolerate the level of smoke that you constantly smell - even though you are in a non-smoking section. If you are a non-smoker and do not want to ingest smoke with your food, go elsewhere. Even though it meets the legal requirements to offer both smoking and non-smoking sections, in reality it does not work.