I took the NJ Transit from NYC to meet friends who were passing through Newark here. (They had a car for the day.) It was a good find close to the train station. The surrounding few blocks seemed to be a respite from Newark's general blight. The restaurant is visually very nice and the food was good. The only problem was that the band playing on the patio, where we were sitting, was so loud that we could not hear each other. This ruined our rare opportunity to catch up. We thought about moving inside, but the noise level from conversations there on a crowded Friday night wasn't much better. On a quieter night, or one without live music, it could have been a great spot.