first, the ""euro-style"" service wasn't amusing, even in the 'we refuse to conform because we are better than you' kind of way. I've eaten at many ""euro"" style establishments, but I have never been outright ignored, even by the hippest and 'weirdest' staff in Denver. I came to watch my friend play. We were one of two other tables sitting in on a totally dead Tuesday night, and they still managed to ignore us entirely. After seating ourselves, we finally got some pretentious, albeit 'DIY' style menus, which we had 45 minutes to look over before being asked ""have you found something you like?"" by another staff member who then managed over the coarse of another 15 minutes to find our waiter to send him over to ask the same question again. The salad did eventually arrive, complete with limp lettuce with brown edges, on a plate that was way too small. We then had time to watch several other songs, smoke cigarettes, and walk to the bar to order some mediocre yet way over-flavored 4$ glasses of beer, that is undoubtedly 'better' than everyone else's beer. The food did eventually arrive cold, and bland. We are both vegetarians and do know what good vegan cooking is, and this was anything but. I would say it was a poor-man's Watercoarse but the dishes were in fact about twice as expensive. Unable to finish my gross beer, I tried to order a sprite (or 7up). ""no. we don't have 'common' soda, um.. what we DO have is organic, agave sweetened (?) lemon-lime flavored vegan soda, thats way better than those 'common' sodas"". So 30min later, I'm finishing my SPRITE, and we realize that they do not take credit cards. They did, however have an ATM, which, lucky for the waiter only gives out 20's, because by this time I was so tired that i couldn't bear to wait for change, so I dropped the 20's, and RAN for the exit. I realize that this isn't Perkins, and conforming isn't hip, but if you're going to serve bland food extremely slowly and pretentiously, you shouldn't charge arm and leg.
Pros: supportive to local artists *sigh* so i guess that makes it all better. right?