This is the first time we have eaten at Tryst. Upon arrival (7:30 PM reservation) we were immediately seated after being asked if we wanted a table in the "garden" or in the bar. We chose the bar because it appeared that the outdoor garden allowed smoking. The atmosphere in the bar gives you the feeling of a NYC pub ... not English or Irish, just the "Pub" feeling.
The menu has great great selections with imagination. All four of us ordered different entrees ... steak, salad,mussels and fish & chips. Everyone was more than satified with the portions, flavor and presentation.
Our server was great. She brought a sample of a beer and wine that the table had questions about. She provided helpful suggestions and accommadating and un-hurried service.
It was relatively quiet when we arrived and table conversation was easy. By the time we left (10:30) the place was in full swing and the noise level rose to the point that conversation was at a shouting pitch.
In spite of the smoking and noise level we are definately planning to return to explore the rest of the menu selections.