The place is beautiful. The family style atmosphere is a totally inviting throwback. The food is excellent and the bartenders and wait staff were nice and friendly. The owner even made it a point to great us when we walked in and welcome us back for another time. He even gave us a coupon for a free desert and recommened we go online to Restaraunt.com to get a gift certificate for next time. So we did and have been back plenty of times since. I recommended it to everyone I know.
Do not book a banquet here. The ownership is dishonest and unethical. We reserved the large private banquet room for a function and put down a $200 deposit. A week later, the owner/manager called to inform us that we needed to change our reservation because he decided to offer our room to a larger party. He offered the room on a different date or a smaller, less private dining area with a smelly carpet next to the bar. Neither option was acceptable and we asked for a refund on our deposit. We were informed that restaurant policy is that deposits are non-refundable - even if the restaurant chooses not to honor your reservation.