This restaurant can be like a home away from home. Yes, occasionally it's quite noisy because it's popular. But go there on a weeknight, instead of Saturday, or go on the early side and it's good. It is romantic, hip and friendly, with really good food, drinks and a great vibe. The bartender and waiters are great, particularly Sam, and will make you feel very at home. The food is delicious and portions are rather big- remember that they only take cash. They don't mind splitting dishes and sometimes even give regulars a free dessert (or used to, I know!).