I called to make a reservations, and the manager was very professional and fully answered my questions. I made dinner reservations, and she told me that they would put us in a "special table". My wife and I showed up early, and they had our comfy table ready to go for us. It was roomy, so we could sit side by side. As we walked in, it took a minute for our eyes to adjust to the dimness. The atmosphere to this eatery has a darker style setting, helping towards a calm mood. Dark wood is what you see all around, giving an older sturdy "classic" feel to it. There are two main areas to the restaurant, one near the front doors and the other is to the side of the bar.
The hostess was nice, and the waiter had a good attitude. The menu has a fair selection. We started off with an order of "Calamari", which was hot and crispy with half rings and half ends. Perfect!! Rings for the lady while I ate the ends. The dipping sauce was good, too. I ordered the "Marionberry Salmon." It's a salmon piece with a marionberry and pinot noir sauce, sided with seasoned roasted potatoes and asparagus. The salmon was good, and as the sauce was not overpowering, it took a good sense to locate it. But, it did fit well. The potatoes were seasoned well, and the asparagus tender. My wife's "Prawns", on the other hand, were suppose to be regular fried, but they only had enough for a few regular. It was substituted with half "Coconut Prawns". The prawns were over cooked, but they did had good flavor. The rest of the plate was plain french fries, lots of them. If it had less fries, and another small side, than the price would have been justified. But, my wife mentions that the tarter sauce was great, with a lemon zest flavor.
This little downtown Portland's seafood eatery is a great way to enjoy an evening. Parking is is street side, so park where you can.
Because of how the staff carried themselves, and for the flavor of the foods, we will be back, and soon.
Pros: Good Food and Great Staff.
Cons: Needs more veriety.