We refer to the Joshua Tree at "The Tree". Having lived in Davis Square for over 8 years, the Tree is our old-standby, and it hasn't changed much over time. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. The menu can get boring, though they do try to add diversity with their specials. The quality of service can really be hit or miss. We've certainly had meals where the food comes in 15 minutes, it takes 20 minutes to eat - but then we wait 45 to get our check! It can also be hard to get a refill - you're tempted to get up and go to the HUGE bar yourself in order to fill your pint. The Tree has become more focused on it's nightlife atmosphere - the place is packed with Tufts kids on certain nights after 9pm, and then any "restaurant" service goes right out the window... as well as any hope of being able to talk to your companion across the table! The Tree has a warm spot in my heart - but I hope they continue to cater to the faithful locals, and not just the drunken college crowd!