The vaguely industrial-looking decor is quite urbane for this part of the world, and the kitchen turns out filling, well-prepared food. Consider the 8-ounce cowboy steak topped with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese, the smoked baby back ribs, the Southwest Cobb salad, or the burger topped with bacon, cheddar, and barbecue sauce. The Dam also operates two adjacent establishments: the very good Blue Buddha Sushi Lounge and Blue, a coffeehouse and bakery by day and a wine
and tapas bar in the evenings. These are all popular nightlife options as well.