Went for a business dinner at this interesting downtown Lowell, MA eatery (see history in last parapgraph). There is a bar area with flat panel if you want to hang out and drink or just dine solo. If you have a companion and time, there is a nice dining room with linen covered tables and some finer decor. For dinner this evening, I had the chicken marsala which is prepared nicely over a bed of fresh pasta accompanied by a glass of pinot noir. I was quite content with the meal. My colleague had the north atlantic salmon which comes with roasted garlic-sweet pepper quinoa, asparagus, charred green onion vinaigrette and added some garlic mashed - also very pleased with the quality and taste. They've been in business for 20 years - good food and service is what it's all about.
If you want more history, one of the servers gave us the scoop - the building was built somewhere around 1855-1859. It was originally believed to be the Merrimack Manufacturing Company. In 1882, it became the Yorick Gentlemen’s Club - that lasted for 78 years. It became a restaurant in 1978 and was purchased by it's current owners in 1994. It is within walking distance to The Paul E Tsongas Arena, The Lowell Memorial Auditorium, The Merrimack Repertory Theater, Boardinghouse Park and The American Textile History Museum and The National Park Visitors Center.