This is the second time we have been here in two months. The food, beer selection, and atmosphere have been consistently great. Even our friends who come here more often say the same things. It is the service we get that is, well, sorely needed to improve.
First let's talk about the good stuff, the food. I am someone who loves a good hamburger and they have it. I have had burgers up at the Biltmore and quite frankly the Cave and Ives burger is just as good (even better with a pretzel bun) and costs less. The fries that come with it too are great. The wife has had two different menu items and he too says that the chef does an excellent job.
The beer. I am a home brewer and so I enjoy variety as it is the spice of life. Their beer selection ( in bottles) and what they have on tap too is great. It is nice and relaxing to have a food glass of suds at the end of the evening. Furthermore, if you are not sure about what is on tap and want a sample... They will get it for you. Nice, real nice.
The atmosphere. The restaurant is on the second floor of the building and so it is up and out of the way of the traffic from the street and the parking below. The parking is small so let the valet take care of the car; you will not be disappointed. You can get upstairs either by elevator or stairs so take your pick. The paint and furnishings are soft and earthy tones with drapes hanging down from the doorway when you first come in. The room does not open up as it is long. It's seating is low tables and chairs to the center of the room where you have highboy tables and chairs in the "bar" area which has a big screen (not too big though) and after that area back to low tables and chairs. There is an outside patio with a fireplace and heater lamps with soft cushion sofas an chairs. We really like both times we came here for the food and atmosphere as our friends do too who frequent more than us ... So far.
The service. I am not going to belabor the service as both times we were here we had the same waitress. Quite frankly, we saw her only 3 times per visit; to take our drink and food order, for her to ask us how we like the food, and the bill. She may have come to us to ask if we needed any thing else but she never brought it so that does not count ( or does it ); we have flagged down the bus boy instead to get what we asked for.
In closing, this place is a keeper and is in our address book for places to go and to take people. It is a cozy place and you do not feel like you are in a big chain restaurant as the owner is on premises. We will be back.