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Review: This is a lovely restaurant close to Republique. It's dimly lit which compliments the high ceilings and dark woods. Towards the kitchen is a large chalkboard with the specials listed.. on the ground a relaxed cat makes his/her rounds by swaying in and out of legs as folks enjoy their meals. It's all very chill. We started with some pumpkin soup which had a decent flavor but could have had more of a kick. The texture was great though and it came with some very hearty (and burnt) dark bread that didn't blow me away however I don't care for breads that you need a saw to cut through. Not bad necessarily, just not my thing. The mezze sampler was excellent overall. We couldn't tell whether it was the veggie dip or the hummus that had a strange, unflattering taste but something was a bit off about it. However the other dip was fantastic. Ended with some sort of zucchini bake topped with baked cheese (feta I think?) which was excellent. By far the best of the three items. The staff we encountered came across as a bit aloof and not terribly warm but what can you do? In closing, I'm not sure I'd ever come here unless I was on a date. It's a romantic, calm setting but the food was nothing out of this world.. not amazing enough or friendly enough to draw me back, especially for the price. Worth checking out though, I guess. Can't do half stars so we'll just go with 4.