This place has been open for a month or so. We got there on a Thursday night at 6pm. Pretty dead. Picked up some after 7pm, but less than half full. Service was fine, the waiter was helpful, fairly standard for suburbia. Instead of bread while you wait, they serve potato chips with old bay seasoning. OK, but kind of dry - could use a dipping sauce to accompany them. Couldn't tell if they were homemade or out of a Route 66 bag. The beer menu is pretty limited for a bar - the draft beers were all lager / pilsner type, even the microbrews. Not much of a selection. For dinner, I had the Salmon BLT, a recent addition to the menu within the last week. It was on a pretzel bun, which I thought might be too hard for the soft salmon. But it worked - nice combination of flavors. The salmon was moist, the bacon was thick and flavorful. Instead of fries, I ordered the green beans sauteed. They were cooked fine, but cut up into small pieces - not a great presentation. Looked like kids food. My spouse had the burger (seafood allergies) with sweet potato fries. Most restaurants have these fries pretty soggy; here they were crisp and thin, kind of like a McDonald's fry. The burger came with a hush puppy. I'm not typically a fan, but this wasn't bad - corn and cheesy flavor. For dessert, I had the Key Lime Tart. The waiter said that this is made off-site by a pastry chef / chocolatier. It was a little strange looking (very green), but tasted good, nice key lime flavor. But probably not worth the calories.
As far as decor, they didn't do a lot to this place since the Ruby Tuesday days. Some paint and artwork, maybe some new furniture, but it could use more ambiance and some more dividers between areas.
I might come back to try some of the higher end seafood, but usually if I want a crab cake, I'll go to Clyde's. This place is a lot closer, but the atmosphere ($) doesn't fit the menu ($$$).
Others have mentioned that the owners or manager stopped to check in. I would think that this would be a priority for a new restaurant. We didn't get this treatment, nor did anyone else around us.
I like the fact that we have another seafood choice in the Sterling area, but I'm not sure this will survive in the long run.
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