Let's step back in time somewhere between the 50's and 70's, when dinner houses ruled. The restaurant is small, therefore it's best to made reservations. Like the dinner houses of old, it's dark, not smoky, low hum from patrons talking, and loaded with the theme except somewhat over done. We were seated in the back room, little did we know that entertainment would follow within an hour of our seating. Honestly the best part of our evening was the waitress, she arrived perky ready to take initial beverage orders with a wonderful smile. Upon returning she almost immediately spilled two glasses of water and broke two wine glasses, all done with grace, humor, and not flustered. When she arrived for our dinner order, it appeared she had become slightly more flustered, but continued to have that smile. The salad - if you enjoy cold iceberg lettuce cut into bite size pieces with a fair dressing you'll love it. The entrees - the angel hair pasta with marinara sauce was described as missing the fennel, minus spices and overall fair. The linguine with clams was sort of bland, perhaps needing something. The seafood ravioli was tasty, perhaps a little more spices and a thicker sauce. To top off our evening was the owner and chef who did what appeared to be a karaoke melody of songs from the 50s to 70's, accompanied by strobe lights. He encouraged patrons to get up and dance, three couples abilged - did I say the dance floor was an empty spot in the dining area around our table. Rated very good because of our waitress, food actually ranged fair to average. Some people love the place, others don't. Friends have said that over the years they have seen a decline in the food preparation, but we don't know the different - therefore you might want to give it a try and judge for yourself.
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