I am not crazy about the interior renovations. I liked the old style look. The old style was woodsy, darker, more intimate; the new style has the look of a clapboard ""McMansion."" The food is good, however, and the staff is very friendly. My question is: Why aren't the people coming to the Venture? They come to the bar to hang out, but the dining room is always empty when I go to eat with friends. We went a week before Christmas on na Thursday night, and we were the ONLY ones eating. Incredible. Ten years ago--five years ago--on a Thursday night the dining room would be packed. It was so crowded you had to put your name to a list in order to be seated, and you had to wait at the bar. Now it is a little creepy eating in a deserted dining room. Something is WRONG. Why aren't the people coming??????