Never been here before, and visited with a group on a Saturday night. If parking's not available on the main street, swing around the corner for more or the downtown Summit parking lot - meters are off after 6 PM. Upscale ambiance, nicely appointed bar and very competent bar servers. Arrived earlier than my group and despite the bar being two-deep, was quickly served a perfect rye Manhattan at $12. Based on the crowd, would think that reservations are a must on week-ends.The rest of the group arrived and after a round of drinks, we were escorted to our table. There were several servers for our party of 14, and service was attentive and efficient - whoever's running the kitchen know's what they're doing. Complimentary pop-overs were served to everyone, and they could have been a little more tender. Seemed a little over-baked and that they had been sitting too long. Appetizers were ordered all around and they were adequate. I order "Roasted Middle-neck Clams Casino" which although the 6 clams were tasty, they seemed smaller than a mid-sized clam as is the definition of a middle-neck, so don't plan on sharing. The $13.95 "Rhode Island Crispy Calamari" I sampled although tasty, was also a small portion. That said, the Crispy Oysters Rockefeller and Lobster Bisque looked like nice size portions and were reported to be very good. My 8oz petite filet mignon was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful, and the cheapest steak on the menu at $34.95. For a New York style steakhouse, I have no issue with the steak pricing given the quality of the meat having been to many of the type. However, I thought the sides, again although priced typical of this type of restaurant, were a little on the small side if you plan on sharing - especially for those with hearty appetites. Recommend wine by the bottle as wines by the glass will definitely do some wallet damage. After some desserts, espresso and coffee, the tab for 14 with tip was $1800. Overall, a good experience and this type of restaurant is usually a special occasion visit anyway for most people. Though margins are being made on the apps, sides and wines by the glass as is typical for the industry, I just think that app and side portions could be slightly larger based on my experience. There are also Roots in Morristown and Ridgewood.
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