Fascinating interior with large fireplace burning up from large white glass rocks along one wall, sheeting waterfall over white along the back wall, huge capiz shell chandelier covering white twinkle lights in the middle. Comfortable chairs on one side of small tables with bench seating along the other - unfortunately, not the most private of seating arrangements especially for tables of 2. Acoustics in the high-ceiling room make it difficult to hear your partner during the busier times - especially if you're middle-aged (50s).
We went all out at lunch with the Salmon entree $15 and Kobe burger $16, Momotara martini $12 and desserts of bread pudding $10 (with recommended Port Dows 10 yo $10) & carrot cake $10. The portions were perfect - small when compared to the norm nowadays but excellent in the non-bloated feeling you finished with.
The Salmon was super fresh & beautifully cooked, served with 6 crispy, delicious whole verde green beans & a cluster of potato fingerlings. The Kobe Burger was about 2/3 the size you expect a burger with a cup of french fries - both perfectly cooked. The desserts were cupcake sized, I would have liked more sauce on my banana bread pudding, my husband wouldn't share his moist, little carrot cake. I loved the Momotaro martini - no miniature there.
I was disappointed a bit with service. There was no evidence of a general maintenance server - the one who makes sure the water glasses are always filled, is on-floor to bring napkins or oddball requests. The regular servers were present most of the time but we had to ask them more than once to get the water glasses filled, napkins, another drink, the dessert menu, the tab. For such superior food and ambiance and the general price point (our lunch for 2 -total cost $97 before tip) - adding a 'water' server would be a great investment & would have improved this customer's experience.