We went to see a jazz show on a Sunday evening at 7:00. Our reservation had originally been for 4:45, which was earlier than I wanted, but I couldn't get anything later.
On Saturday afternoon, the restaurant called me to ask if I could move the reservation back to 5:00 (since they didn't open until then), so we said fine.
We arrived just before 5:00 to find the foyer jam-packed with patrons who were waiting to be seated. Even though the scene seemed like understaffed chaos, the staff quickly got people seated and the area cleared (and please note, I mean this as a compliment).
Once seated, it took a little while to get served, and even then, the waitress didn't get my drink order quite right. It was close enough to not complain about, though. Once we did order, it took a long time to get both the appetizers and the entrees, but we chalked that up to it being early, and, since we were going to need to kill time before the show anyway, not a real problem. People-watching was a good diversion while we waited.
When we were served, the food was quite good, and abundant to the point where my wife and I felt we could easily have split one appetizer and one entree between us and still have been quite well-fed. That said, it was probably a little pricey for what we did get.
When we came out of the show at about 9:00, the restaurant was all but deserted, more or less confirming my suspicion that the clientele is there to eat before a show. The area isn't really conducive to either foot-traffic or just dropping in, especially after dark. (Not that it's not safe in the immediate area; it's just that, other than the movie theatre across the street, there's not really anything there other than some restaurants).
It's the kind of place I'd eat at again, but only in the context of going to a show. It wouldn't be a destination place on its own.
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