If we've got a big bunch of folks and want to make a party out of it, this is where we go. It's friendly, fun, and festive. The portions are huge (plan to share), the servers are accommodating, and the prices are fair enough for a nice evening out. And the room is well set up to handle bigger parties easily. Very creative bar: do plan to have cocktails.
The food is heavy comfort food -- which can be a great thing on a cold Northwest evening. One caution, though: they can be pretty heavy-handed with the salt.
Still, if you're looking for a meat-and-potatoes meal with a modern, hip flair, then this is your place.