while i can't say whether ""eb"" had good or bad service, as that can be spotty at any restaurant, the comments about pricing and portions are absurd. the pricing is less than virtually every area chain restaurant, and the portions far from small. let's also keep in mind this is a loud, large, casual place, so holding it up to the same standard as a quiet, intimate restaurant isn't logical or fair. i eat out a lot, at all chains and independents, so suffice it to say the comments on portion size and price are totally off.\r
if you go to viva, you'll certainly pay much more and the portions are not larger, in fact they are smaller.\r
the weekly specials are quite good, the chef at the works has an extensive gourmet cooking background. try the fresh catch, see for yourself.