This dark and all-wood tavern did not have a welcoming ambience. Granted it's a "tavern", but maybe better lighting or more mirrors would help make it more inviting. It was a special occasion and we ordered a bottle of Far Niente Chardonnay, a very pricey wine. When it came it was room temperature!!! and before we could object our waiter had the bottle open. He said it would be only minutes before it was cold, but with only an ice bucket to chill it we waited close to 1/2 an hour before we could drink it. Our waiter did offer to give us a free glass of wine to tide us over, but that's not the experience we were looking for.
Our dinner was just o.k. I had scallops that were interesting but nothing to write home about. My husband had the lamb skewer special which was overcooked and small. Overall not the experience we had hoped for given the TA reviews.