Dans has been one of Berks County's best restaurants for more than 10 years; also, the owner and his staff are active in supporting the city's cultural life. Dans is elegant but not snooty in a cozy basement space on a city corner near a park. Service is warm and attentive. The creative menu changes seasonally, and I always appreciate the vegetarian and fresh fish preparations, though there is lots of variety. My spouse never misses the Strawberry Chantilly dessert, and for a place with no formal bar, the wine/liquor selection and presentation is excellent.