Stopped in here this past weekend after seeing Jersey Boys and had a great time. The weather was perfect, so huge windows in the front were wide open. The open-air feel was refreshing on such a beautiful evening.
We sat at the bar and were very impressed with Rick who was tending that evening. He was incredibly sweet and attentive. Above and beyond! When we ordered a couple of starters, he recommended the Midtown Picnic as it ended up being cheaper and was more food. It hit the spot! My mom really wanted to try a Scotch Egg because she had never had one before, and the Midtown Picnic includes a Scotch Egg. All of it was delicious. Lots of cheese, a couple shrimp if I recall correctly, and pickled vegetables and olives. We weren't hungry for a full meal, so it was perfect.
When the couple sitting next to us asked Rick for recommendations on the nearby nightlife, he wrote out a whole list of places nearby, including the best bartenders and who to ask for. When I chimed in, he made a second copy of the list for me. SO sweet! I'll definitely be back next time I'm in New York!