we stopped in early without a reservation and were given a table in the center of the small restaurant. We had good wine and very solid food but the highlight was probably the entertainment. I can't say that I have been entertained more at many other restaurants. It's clear this place is a local treasure favored by regulars. We were strangers but never felt left out. From the interesting old couple in the corner to the bachelorette party, the night was filled with excitement and adventure. This is definitely what you would call a NYC hidden gem.