This two-storey restaurant in a 1911 heritage building is one of the best-looking. Why, then, is it often sitting empty? Nothing to do with the excellent plates, including house-made charcuterie and phenomenal steaks - more likely the pretentious name and menu descriptions and a room bedecked for rich matrons, rather than the moneyed hipsters the area attracts. Efforts to soften its image include an afternoon happy hour in the downstairs oyster bar ($1.25 a pop; 3-8pm Mon-Fri) and various drinks specials in the main bar. Not to be missed is the backroom butcher shop and deli, where huge, top-notch sandwiches are to be had for a snip: take yours into the bar for an accompanying drink.