I saw this place ranked four stars on Yelp, so I figured it was at least safe. When I walked in and saw standard gastropub seating and a dark and dingy-looking kitchen area, I became somewhat disheartened.
The menu piqued my interest, as it was very different than what I was expecting. Then, the food came out, and it was excellent. All preconceived notions were wiped away. I was a victim of self-imposed presuppositions, and I was clearly wrong in this case.
I ordered the butter poached lobster, bacon & bitter salad, and the french onion soup. The eggs were excellent, medium fried, yet crispy on the bottom. Sprinkled with delicious herbs and seasonings that were not at all overbearing, the yolk mixing its way through the other ingredients. The first egg was in the bacon and bitter salad, with a sweet but vinegary mix that was maybe a bit overbearing but controllable. The egg, bacon, and bitter greens offset each other perfectly. The second egg in the butter poached lobster was more of a presence than an x-factor, but it fit a simple dish perfectly.
French Onion Soup was the best I've ever had, hands down. The cheese was cloying and ever present, the onions were each full of flavor, and the bread was masterfully crispy. The butter poached lobster lay upon an egg with croutons. It fit the bill, but did not go above or beyond.