We visited this restaurant with a friend to celebrate a belated birthday and to talk. It is a mix of bar and eatery, skewed a little toward the bar scene. On the plus side, the food was tasty and appealing and consisted of sampler-style plates to share and mostly light entrees. The wine list is extensive and varied. On Saturday when we visited, there was live music that was pleasant and not too loud, so that we were able to talk comfortably at first (7 pm). Later as the bar scene picked up (9 pm), the music was louder and conversation was difficult. On the down side, the attractive outdoor seating, where we first sat, allows smoking in accordance with Houston ordinances, and after moving indoors we still occasionally could smell cigar smoke from the outdoor area. The wines were on the expensive side, even those on the short list of barrel wines. So this is a good place to visit to sample a variety of wines while listening to music and nibbling on food, but not if smoke bothers you or you are looking for more of a dining scene and less of a bar scene.