This is the place for that big night out and other special occasions. It's awash in stained glass, wood beams, exposed brick, and hanging plants, with dark nooks and crannies and ends of aging barrels as art, all of which combines for an intimate atmosphere. The menu isn't terribly adventuresome, but the kitchen does turn out fresh-fish specials and top-notch steak, chicken, prime rib, and shrimp in simple, flavorful sauces. The real draw is for wine fans who want
to try a more obscure bottle from the extensive, domestic-heavy roster.