McCrossen's looks like a neighborhood bar. The prices are reasonable just like a neighborhood bar. The food, however, is a surprise. Yes, you can get a burger and fries, but it will be a great juicy burger with crisp thick fries with plenty of potato flavor. Yes, you can get wings, but these are especially tender and flavorful. You can get a plain salad, but also salads with pickled beets, cranberries, and many other flavorful combinations of ingredients beyond the typical greens.
I had the fish tacos, which added kim-chee and pickled onions to the traditional mexican dish. The result was a fresh take on an old standard. Some at our table ordered french onion soup which was rich and flavorful.
The staff were pleasant, the food flavorful, and the atmosphere homey and comfortable. 10 of us ate and shared old stories together, thoroughly taking in the good food and friendly atmosphere.