- Contrary to what I thought, Tavern at the Temple is the fine dining restaurant and Buggs Grille is the "standard" restaurant.
- Tavern at the Temple occupies the whole top floor.
- Buggs Grille and CornerStone Coffee are on the main level.
- Cornerstone Coffee will open at 6am (though I'm not sure they're opening that early yet)
- Buggs Grille currently operates just for lunch (which they did for the first time today) from 11am-2pm, but will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the future.
- Mostly pedestrian beer options, only available in bottle (no menu, so this is just from the bartender): standard BMC offerings, plus Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Newcastle Brown and Delirium Tremens (which I ordered for what seemed reasonable: $3.75).
- 36 wines on the wine menu.
- Example wine price: Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon is the house cab: $36 bottle, $11 glass (at first, that seemed a little steep for a glass, but the menu notes that they do an 8oz pour).
- Locals Chateau Thomas Chardonnay ($20) and Easley (??) on the menu.
- One of my personal favorites: Dr. Frank Dry Riesling (NY Finger Lakes)
- Menu range: $18 for half-chicken, $34 for lamb chops (?).
- Appetizer range: $7 for soup to $15 for ??
Too many question marks are popping up in my thinking, so I'll stop there. As for the feel, I think they did a pretty nice job with the decor of the Tavern. I was mostly in the bar area and it's designed to be fairly dark with spot lighting. It was a little cold and breezy out, but I briefly stepped outside on the balcony. It's got a pretty nice view, but most of the skyline is blocked by Fairbanks Hall for a good chunk of the balcony.
I'll be back at some point for the food, but I think I'll wait for a braver person with deeper pockets to report before I go back. I will note that they said the menu will change periodically based on the availability of local ingredients. The menu made mention of many locally-sourced meats, so this is a good sign.