March 4, 20144.0
I was here for a quick lunch. This little cubbyhole was warm and welcoming, with stone walls and plenty of interesting artwork. Overhead, Olympic hockey provided entertainment. Between the action, the TV was muted and music played. If that didn’t prove fascinating enough, there was always the street scene outside to look at.
It took about 5 minutes for the staff to realize I had arrived. But afterwards, service was prompt and pleasant, working in a team to serve tables. I was in and out in half an hour. I would probably come back here.
Dishes I tried:
fishwich and fries
This was a lunch special, it doesn’t seem to be on the regular menu. Two thick strips of fish were breaded and deep fried, and served on a sesame bun with lettuce, a squiggle of thin mayonnaise, and a sad looking tomato. (Mind you, it was February, all tomatoes look sad this month.) It was hearty and filling, but lacked flavor. The fries were cut fairly skinny, with the peel on, and were crispy to the point of splintery.
cream of chicken soup
Soup was included with the lunch. I don’t know if it was homemade or commercial, but it had plenty of chicken chunks, as well as small dice of carrot, celery, and potato. A very hearty and flavorful soup. Good choice!