I'm here for training and went here for dinner. I'm dining solo so I sat at the bar.
There are a couple bartenders (one male and one female). The male bartender, Ben, was very good. Quick to get you drinks and is very personable. Yes, I am a female dining alone, but he was consistently friendly to all his customers, males, females, couples, friends, etc. The female bartender was not as good. She catered to the males dressed in suits, clearly people there who did not care how much money they dropped since it was going on their corporate American Express cards. She must've spent at least 10 minutes doing card tricks with a couple of guys while the other bartender busted his butt to serve all the customers. I had to tell her I was ready to order because she did not pay anyone else any attention...mind you, I was sitting right next to the two guys she was doing card tricks with so I'm sure she saw me sitting there with my menu closed and ready to order.
As far as the food and drinks go...it was very good. They have 6 beers on tap and 3 are microbrews from local breweries. Beers were about $5.50- $6 each, this seems typical for this area. I got the Grouper Fingers, their version of fish and chips. It was very good. The fish was battered in their local beer and not just frozen out of a box. The fries were cut fresh and the coleslaw was homemade. It was a generous portion and for $16 it was a good deal.
The clientele was a little too hoity-toity for me, but I think that is because of the area. I'm from Parkville, MD and though I work in IT for the corporate world, neighborhood bars and restaurants are more my speed...people talking about real things, not just about the weather and what fundraiser they are working on. If I wasn't by myself, I'd venture out of this area a little and try to find that local place
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