The Observatory

★★★★☆

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Their food is straight off of any happy-hour menu, but raised to a level far beyond what you'd expect from a hole-in-the-wall on Stark.

The space is split, with an area in the back as well with pinball machines and a pool table. The front area is more casual dining. They also have tables out front for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

I recommend the Tom Kah cocktail, which is a Thai-inspired coconut milk thing blended with lemongrass and cilantro infused vodka. Be warned, it has a bit of a spicy kick!

Cheap eats would be the fry-bread. Yum. Fried carbs are just phenomenal, especially with a little bit of herb goodness.

Their regular food/salad menu is phenomenal, I've yet to find a wrong note in their pairings or flavors.

Their tomato bisque seems to come with everything, and also doubles as a sauce if you like. Sort of a ketchup-y flavor, but I'm not complaining.

All of the food arrives quickly and well-prepared, even when dealing with larger groups.

Overall, I'd give them five stars if they had a bit more wait-staff since sometimes the service slows way down at peak times...not the fault of the staff, they are all superb, just maybe need a couple more people to assist when it gets busy.

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★★★★☆

Their food is straight off of any happy-hour menu, but raised to a level far beyond what you'd expect from a hole-in-the-wall on Stark.

The space is split, with an area in the back as well with pinball machines and a pool table. The front area is more casual dining. They also have tables out front for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

I recommend the Tom Kah cocktail, which is a Thai-inspired coconut milk thing blended with lemongrass and cilantro infused vodka. Be warned, it has a bit of a spicy kick!

Cheap eats would be the fry-bread. Yum. Fried carbs are just phenomenal, especially with a little bit of herb goodness.

Their regular food/salad menu is phenomenal, I've yet to find a wrong note in their pairings or flavors.

Their tomato bisque seems to come with everything, and also doubles as a sauce if you like. Sort of a ketchup-y flavor, but I'm not complaining.

All of the food arrives quickly and well-prepared, even when dealing with larger groups.

Overall, I'd give them five stars if they had a bit more wait-staff since sometimes the service slows way down at peak times...not the fault of the staff, they are all superb, just maybe need a couple more people to assist when it gets busy.

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This is a great destination for adventurous cocktails, try the Hibiscus-Acai Margarita and the Lavender Gin Lemon Drop, both a refreshing change from the norm. They have great deals during happy hour, like $5 Ginger Sake Mussels that are delicious! The atmosphere is very comfortable.

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★★★★☆

This is a great destination for adventurous cocktails, try the Hibiscus-Acai Margarita and the Lavender Gin Lemon Drop, both a refreshing change from the norm. They have great deals during happy hour, like $5 Ginger Sake Mussels that are delicious! The atmosphere is very comfortable.

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If you are seeking a non-standard cocktail menu or are feeling a little adventurous, the Observatory is a cozy place to go. I've gone for happy hour and late night and both times the drink menu did not dissapoint. They infuse their own vodkas. Be sure to ask about the special cocktail.

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If you are seeking a non-standard cocktail menu or are feeling a little adventurous, the Observatory is a cozy place to go. I've gone for happy hour and late night and both times the drink menu did not dissapoint. They infuse their own vodkas. Be sure to ask about the special cocktail.

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