I finally had the pleasure of eating at The Gabardine. Not exactly in the entertainment district, but most definitely worth finding. It is easily found and accessible right downtown. Within walking distance from Trump, Sheraton and Hilton. An easy walk to the subway. Unassuming from the outside, inside it is country casual....with flare! Reservations recommended. This place can get busy. There is a great little holding bar in the front of the house - lighting is subdued, but not dark. Staff is friendly and efficient and ......extremely knowledgeable about the menu without attitude. The food is unintimidating and startlingly well presented and prepared. We had smoked trout to start and the salted cod fritters. Both lovely...and the harbinger that what was to come would be wonderful. I had the Fish Taco's.....oh boy were they yummy. Perfect pickerel.....with a little hot sauce one of the tastiest fish tacos I have had the pleasure of eating. My partner had a perfectly cooked steak (rare)...with most excellent fries. Simple food with a flare. We could not resist trying their Korean Chicken Wings.....omg...they were good. Crispy, nice Asian flare with a little kick...not your typical pub wings to be sure. A real treat. One of our guests had their version of Mac and cheese.....apparently it was an 'oralgasam'....our friends word. Simple food done with panache is how I would describe this chef. He is adept and talented. Bravo. As noted the staff is great. Wine list is varied and our server steered us to a lovely French red. It is obvious that the staff knows their stuff and is well suited to what they are doing. Price point is reasonable for this level of quality. Management is hands on and it shows. Service is attentive without being overbearing. It was one of the nicest evenings at a restaurant we have enjoyed in awhile. Thank you Gabardine!