What can I say, I love this place.. It's very nostalgic.. It reminds me of the Regal Beagle or some like 80's restaurant I would go out to dinner, when I was with my parents.. It's just missing a pac man game and maybe some peanut shells on the floor.. Ground Round, Charlies Uncle, old school Bennigan's type feel. .
The menu is as classic as the decor.. Staff was friendly and welcoming..
We had a cocktail, a bottle of wine, a baked clams, a wedge salad, chicken parm and a side of green beans.. I could have had this same meal, minus the alcohol on any Sunday night growing up.. The total was 130 bucks, the same meal in jersey would have been 80
Baked clams were a little sweet for my liking.. They use a sweeter house made bread to make the bread crumbs.. It was distracting, miss A liked them better.. But, they were cooked perfectly.
We had a wedge:
they added their twist.. the sauce was very buttermilk like, with some blue cheese and chives and sweet tomatoes.. The blue cheese was scarce and the buttermilk/mayo was flowing.. very little black pepper as well.. It was delicious and more balanced than usual.. i really enjoyed this.
Next up was the chicken parm.. It's a beautiful thing.. Every sunday night they serve this. I was taken a back by this plate.. It, in my opinion, is the best chicken parm that I have tried.. In reality, it would be a very good New Jersey but, by Brooklyn Standards, this is the freaking gold standard.
There was a slight problem with our chicken in that it was served in like a puddle of water for some reason and the steam made the crust slight mushy but, there were still some crunchy bits around the edges.. but, yeh, it seemed like a rare occurrence.. but sauce, cheese, chicken, it all added up... Shocked in how undisappointed I was, i told the bartender that this tastes like a NJ Chicken Parm and he replied, our chef is from NJ so, that will mean a lot to them. Ah ha, see, i didn't know they brought in a ringer..
They have a really nice looking vingegar chicken and a handsome looking cheeseburger I will be back for.. But, yeh, from decor to staff and the food, we were really pleased..