This could be the epitome of undervalued cultural jewels in the Eastern United States. Weather might be the only legitimate criticism, and that is only occasionally true.
Over the years the food evolved from the European model of superior quality small portions to a more attractive philosophy of excellent quality with larger portions. Although unspectacular, the wine is eminently suitable and is perhaps a better value than the food.
The music is the fundamental attraction and worth the price by itself. Garth Newell rises from excellent to superb because of the musicians and staff. They provide the perfect amount of mingling and interaction to make each visit (and visitor) feel special.
Perhaps the most unique feature is a matter of luck – the clientele behaves in a gracious and civilized manner.