The only negative would be that in large groups, there is often a wait. The food is wonderful and generous; the wait-staff is excellent, putting up with the shenanigans of our large group...oftentimes even contributing to same! The atmosphere is definitely 'up-north'. The bar area is fun and can be noisy but the dining area is set off to the side and you don't feel like you're jammed in with a ton of people....it's quieter and easy to visit. One of my pet peeves is dining where it's very noisy and this place doesn't have that problem. It's not a bad place to bring kids, but I think they cater more to adults.