I've been to Radio Room several times now for drinks and appetizers and have not experienced ""greasy"" nor ""cold"" food (Except for the salad, which, I believe, was meant to be cold-- The homemade Russian dressing is awesome, by the way). It is true the cocktail menu is extensive-- Someone put some thought into these, and each that I've tried has been quite tasty, including interesting takes on old favorites. The prices aren't dirt cheap (it's true), but these are ""hand-crafted"" drinks with fresh juices and premium liquors. Who's complaining about such quality for a decent price (especially when there are still well drinks)? A very eclectic offering of obscure beers on tap and a limited number of wines round out the beverages. The building? Well, it used to be a gas station 50 years ago and was most recently a garage, but you wouldn't guess that now. New construction and the addition of two patios (one is upstairs, covered, and has outdoor heat-- nice views up Alberta-- and the other is downstairs around a fire pit) makes for a moderately funky place. Interesting art, comfortable booths, and non-stop projected movies in the bar also help set Radio Room apart from other Alberta joints. If anything, this is a GREAT addition to the neighborhood, because it is so totally different than anything else Alberta has to offer. I welcome the change (thanks!). For example, there is a real full-sized kitchen with real cooks cooking up real homemade food down to the dipping sauces and salad dressing, which I might have said is really great. The group we were with ordered quite a number of appetizers, and everyone ended up satisfied. The happy hour prices (on appetizers only) are very good, so ordering a variety makes for a reasonably-priced meal. I have not had an entree, but many of them looked really good (I was eying a neighbor's steak and my wife zeroed in on the vegetarian offerings). Maybe a full dinner happens next time-- This place is worth checking out.
Pros: really good food and awesome drinks
Cons: the bar and patios are happening, the dining room is quiet