This is one of those restaurant institutions that every city has. It's been around since the 1970s and, to all appearances, has not updated it's decor since. But they likewise preserve an old-school approach to customer service that has been forgotten in many newer restaurants. From the moment you walk in, you will feel like you are in a scene from a Godfather movie. This is the sort of place your parents would have gone for a fancy meal and the sort of place you would still want to take your parents to treat them.
The menu is also full of old reliables: steak, seafood and a few chicken dishes. The difference is in the special attention their chefs invest in preparing the food. Their star dish is their Chateaubriand for two - absolute melt-in-your-mouth.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the new manager is snotty and leaves a bad first impression for the place. Fortunately, our server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable (we discussed wine with him at length) so he made up for this.
Other negatives: a bit pricey and, as mentioned, the faded decor could use a bit of a revamp.
The overarching positive: if you have a family gathering with a mixed crowd including older people with conservative tastes, you can't go too far wrong at this place.