The good news first: We walked in at 7:45 on a Saturday night and were seated at the bar immediately, caveat that they needed the seats back by 9:30. Not a problem. Thank you Thanksgiving weekend.
The rest: The meal was a solid "eh". I wouldn't go back, especially for how difficult it seems to be to get into on non-holiday weekends, but I wasn't angry afterwards. We ate:
Scallop Ceviche: Really enjoyed this, it was the highlight of the meal. Slightly-too-big chunks of scallops in a creamy/sweet/sour sauce, and it worked.
Rice noodles with Mushrooms and Seaweed: This was fine? A little heat and a little sour, but didn't strike me as particularly new, I've had similar dishes. The spicy sauce was reminiscent of a spicy tuna roll.
Duck nigiri: This was horrible. I genuinely can't believe all of the glowing press that I've been reading about this. Something about the aged duck and the banana (maybe it was aged too?) combined to make it taste like dirty a gym sock smells. I had trouble getting it down. I like aged meat, I like gamey meat, I like funky meat, but this was bad. The rice was mushy and the nigiri fell apart when picked up. Just bad.
Fried Iberico pork with pesto udon: This was good. The "pesto" was completely smooth and more herb-forward than olive-oil-forward, but sprinkled with parmesan cheese nonetheless. An odd combination of flavors, but I liked it.
Two ($16, fine) cocktails, one ($12, not very good) beer, and the above was $200 after tip and tax. The service was middling, the bartender serving us was clearly brand new (maybe brand new at being a bartender -- one of the waitresses had to explain to him how to crack ice with a bar spoon), but he was perfectly nice.