First, this is not an American restaurant. The food is Japanese probably with a bit of Americana involved but close to authentic Japanese. We avoided the place after we moved here because some reviews said "not that great" and it was presented as expensive. Well I am really irritated that we waited. Yes, it is not an inexpensive place; but every penny we spent was worth it. The small wine list was particularly well-chosen and we were very happy to see some half bottles. The bar is a full bar and while they don't do all those speciality cocktails, they appear capable of doing whatever you want. Generous pours as well. The food--we were impressed--we started with a shared pair of scallop nigiri--the downside--we wanted more. It was fresh, fresh, fresh. Wow! For the entree we shared a bento box (like NO other and far better--the lightest duck rolls, intense lobster cakes, a dumpling thingy that was divine--and huge walnut shrimp close to perfection. The seafood--mixed seafood--large pieces, lots of variety and the best tasting broth especially when absorbed into the dry roasted ramen. We were lucky--we got a yummy assorted of muchi with ice cream. I even love the stuff in the supermarket freezer, but these were on another plane. Just loved this place. Dreamed of the dinner all night and mused about it all day at work. Worth the trip from wherever you are.