“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

Y’know, The Ginger Man is alright.  It’s not particularly expensive or high-end, but it has a chic and comfortable style.  It’s like Ikea, but with food and a bar.  On my last visit, I had my spy camera on me, so I went to it.  Mouse over photos for descriptions.

Chill ambience:

Big windows in front make the place feel open instead of cave-like.

Nice small dining room in the back.

Nice bar:

Nice bar with a decent wine and beer selection.

Good eats:

The fried calamari was really good.  It wasn’t all rubbery and crunchy like I’ve had at some other places in town.

mmm, potato wedges and a sammich.

Salmon appetizer.  T’was good.

It’s a great place to stop for dinner, or after dinner for a coffee (and dessert), or before dinner for a drink.  Go give it a try. 

The last time I went there, I went to what was supposed to be a “just the guys” happy-hour.  My first choice was Mahar’s, but one of my buddies is boycotting that place because he was treated badly by the bartenders.  So instead, we went to The Ginger Man.  Cati went to see a movie with a girlfriend, and I went to have a beer with the guys.  Well, two of the guys brought their ladies.  I asked them, “What happened to ‘just the guys?'”  To which one of the ladies answered, “If you didn’t want us to come, you shouldn’t have picked a place we like so much.”  Can’t argue with that reasoning.  You’d think the framed sketch of Oscar Wilde on the wall would’ve tipped me off that the place isn’t exactly macho.  I guess next time we’ll have to go to a sports bar, or maybe a strip club funeral home [edited by Cati ;) ]. 

One Response to ““Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.””

  1. Gina says:

    I may have to disagree with you about the expense of this place. I really like it here as well, but I’m pretty certain their portions have shrunk and their prices have gone up in the last couple of years.

    I’d still go back though. The food is good and they have a good wine list. Plus they offer the “flight” (three small glasses of three different wines), which is fun for those of us who like to try new wines.