We are finding ourselves at the bar at Cafe Art Science more and more lately. It’s tough to beat the steady service and laid back atmosphere. Even on the weekends it’s not a zoo, despite the considerable amount of local and national press they have garnered lately. Todd, Greg and the rest of the crew have been the most accessible bartenders in the city since their Clio days. No pretense, just great cocktails. It is fun and interesting to see and hear how they are putting the drinks together. It’s nice to be able to tell them general likes or wants and have them nail the perfect cocktail.
The food isn’t totally overshadowed by the bar either. Our first few visits had hits and misses, but the menu has grown more consistent over time. As might be expected, sticking to the plates the bar team recommends is usually a safe bet. The other night I particularly enjoyed their steak tartare. I’m waiting for the mushroom and egg dish from last winter to come back.