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Review: My partner and I had dinner here about a month ago. The interior and furniture looked brand new with a full bar and an open kitchen in the back. Décor was hip and modern. We didn't have a reservation and were seated at the end table right next to the kitchen. It was too warm and the cooking smell was too much back there, so we moved to the bar in the front. Still, the smell was noticeable, but we were spared the heat from the kitchen. As for food, we shared the beet salad, the crispy oysters (battered & fried oyster mushrooms), the sliders, and the crusted tempeh. The sliders were definitely the best dish of the evening. The salad was OK, nothing particularly memorable. The batter on the mushrooms was too thick. I could hardly taste any mushrooms underneath and felt more like eating plain fried cornmeal crusts. The accompanying sauce was good though. The crusted tempeh was served with a bunch of sides, but nothing on that plate stood out. To sum up, it was an overall passable meal. Food wasn't bad but could use some diversity especially in the main dish section. There were six options on the menu, but four of them were just proteins that came with the same sides and the other two were pasta. Also, they need better ventilation because the fried food smell was pervasive throughout the restaurant (truth be told, that's always been a pet peeve of mine). I would have given this place a 3.5, so I rounded up to a 4.