A 'Dark & Stormy' has rum, ginger beer and lime. It was really good and the ginger actually added some nice spice. It was also pretty good value at $5.
As per usual I couldn't make up my mind as to what to eat. I wanted a sandwich as America really does do sandwiches better than anyone else. But the people I were with were ordering seafood dishes and I sort of had a craving for scallops. In the end I got both and ordered a small plate of scallops and a pastrami sandwich.
The scallops were seared, had a pretzel crust and served with a whole grain mustard Gruyere sauce.
The scallops were very well cooked. The crust was good but could have been just a little crispier. The sauce was good and went well with the scallops. I just felt overall the dish needed an injection of sharpness like lemon oil or something but it was still very good. It was also nice to have something a little different that from home where you usually get some combination of scallops, black pudding and apple. The scallops were $12 which was a little pricey considering how small the portion was but scallops are always going to be expensive I guess.
The sandwich I got was very good.....although still not as good as the reubens I used to get in Ithaca last summer, don't know if I'll ever find a sandwich as good...
The pastrami was served hot and I hadn't had it like that before but it was good. There was also some caramelized onions which added a nice touch. The only thing I didn't like was the pasta salad that came with the sandwich, it was just really bland and meh. The sandwich cost $8 which wasn't bad, but would be better if I had chosen a different side than the manky pasta, oh well, next time!
Overall the meal was very good, I did think the presentation could have been a bit better but I am a bit of a presentation snob and I think they are going for a more 'family style' vibe than 'fine dining'. I would definitely go back but I think next time I'll try the soup, stick with a sandwich and of course the cocktails.....