Our first time at this neighborhood spot. We will go back.
Attractive, nice art displayed from nearby galleries. Surprisingly busy for a Monday night. Table service was good. Chef/owner came to the table more than once and was proud to explain his restaurant concept and answer questions.
Menu was nicely varied. He does not want to be known as a "soul food" restaurant which is how it's described in reviews. Doesn't fit my expectation of soul food but is full of heart. Each dish at the table was very good, two better than the other which seemed a little dry and not as spicy as its Caribbean designation. My chicken with mushrooms was very good. Ribs also very good but not distiinctive. Spinach - excellent! Smashed garlicky potatoes - excellent. Generous portions.
They were serving some colorful cocktails but when drinks were suggested by the server, fresh lemonade was the first option. There is a small bar at the entrance but it didn't appear to be fully stocked. Mediocre wine by the glass - no choice other than merlot, chardonnay, burgundy (no brands offered). Our meal took a while to come. It was explained that the kitchen wasn't satisfied with how it was done so redid it (may be why the one dish was dry). They offered a complimentary appetizer or dessert. We shared two desserts for the table - very good, again, most generous portion.
Lighted, adjacent parking.