Nick's Riverside Grille

Patio/Rooftop, Bar

Editorial Review

The outdoor bar has a comfy atmosphere and is far less crowded than neighboring Sequoia and Tony and Joe's, which is part of the same chain that runs Riverside. Don't expect sweeping vistas down the river here; the Riverside's location is the least scenic of the harbour hangouts. Then again, you're not paying for the view: At $3 to $4, drinks are relatively reasonable for the Harbour. Entrees range from $8 to $15, including your basic burger and fry combo; appetizers like fried calamari and mozzarella sticks go from $6 and $7. The Riverside Grille offers no happy hour specials.

The interior of the restaurant is rather small and dark, with sports glowing on the televisions above the bar. For live entertainment, watch the natives as they gather their strength to confront the action of nearby M and Wisconsin streets.

-- Michael Tedeschi