I have been eating at the Backroom since my college days back in the 70's...the food is as good today as it was then. Once you experience their chicken tenders, you will never eat any other kind again...Our native son, Adam Sandler, never misses a trip to the Backroom when he's in town just for the chicken tenders!
It is not a dive like most your "value driven" places to eat. The food in most parts is great, but the last time my family went there, the service could have seen better days. The hummus plate is always a good standby. If you like the meat & potatoes route, then the meatloaf (as I was told) was tasty too. The desserts are always "yummy".
This review above says it all. The chicken tenders were the BEST I ever had in my entire LIFE. They're are AWESOME. IT'S AWESOME here. You won't leave without a 'doggie' bag they give you soooo much. It's terrific!