This was a great place I stumbled upon while looking for $1-oyster happy hours many months ago. But I hadn't actually been until friends were staying in midtown this past week. I made it a point to suggest this place because I really wanted to try it. I was not disappointed. Even though we arrived only 10 minutes before our scheduled reservation, the staff was friendly and flexible enough that we could have a drink and oysters before dinner. (Keep in mind that this was on a Wednesday evening; not a busy weekend.) The food, while on the more expensive side, was delicious. The bi-level setting of bars/table/dining space might make you forget you're in New York for a minute. I'll definitely be back!