I love this place. It is a great place to have a pint or two and the food's not bad either.
FOOD/DRINK: The salads and burgers are pretty good. I recommend the grilled salmon salad (probably not low-fat or healthy, but really consistently delicious), but the fries are most excellent (I find it best to order the salad and bring someone along who will order a sandwich or burger and is willing to share their fries). Another great thing about this place is the beer. They have a decent selection of draft beers which always includes some interesting things on the rotating taps. We have often tasted these beers before we decide, which led us to try beers we wouldn't normally think of trying.
ATMOSPHERE: The atmosphere is relaxed. The prices are pretty darn cheap. The service is usually attentive and is always friendly. There's a palpable feeling of camaraderie. I can't really say for sure why, but I suspect it might be that many of the wait staff and bartenders have worked there for as long as been there as long as we have been going (last few years) and there are definitely regulars that hang out there, but if doesn't seem clique-y.
There are a lot of students here from the nearby music school, seminaries and teacher's college. I don't know if it is because they tend to be post-undergrad, but the student crowd is not annoying like it can be at places a little further down Broadway.
DOWNSIDES: Often times we go there is a short wait, but I don't think we've ever been able to finish our beer at the bar before we got a table.