Recently ate dinner here with a friend. Waitress was very attentive to our needs and when she saw we wanted to just have a cozy catch up after dinner, she just let us be. As it was a week night, things were quiet. They offer a main meal portion and also small plates. The duck confit risotto (small plate) was ample for me with a salad. My friend had steak tartare that she said was "fine". She's more a food connoisseur than I, so that says it. Also the risotte. A little later she ordered another small plate. Waitress was well versed in wines - as to be expected with a wine bar, but when the conversation went to the diesel taste of wine, my eyes glazed over. However, as I couldn't decide between two whites, she came back with a sampling of both for me to decide.
It is housed in one of the heritage buildings in the Byward Market so it is narrow. There is limited seating on the main floor and we had the one small table in the window. I enjoyed it, but if it was summer with the large floor to ceiling windows open, it might be awkward as the sidewalk is right there. I can imagine some of the local panhandlers trying to get a handout. The washrooms and main dining area is up a set of steep stairs on the second floor. Comfortable looking, but not for those with mobility issues. Also, there was a smell of "plumbing" in the hallway leading to the toilets. It was at the head of the stairs and if it wafted to the back tables, that would be a "no return" vote for me.
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