The Barking Dog

Dance Club, Bar

Editorial Review

Nantucket Landing is no more. Upstairs, under the oval-shaped stained-glass skylight, the dining room is turning into a dance area. A medium-size hardwood floor and a large bar make this a perfect venue for the disco, salsa and R&B dancing that happens here on weekends.

Instead of the ribs and swordfish that the Landing offered, the menu is predominantly bar food -- the sandwiches and burgers on the menu are grouped into categories like "For Da Hungry" and "From Da Grill." But there's a surprisingly large salad menu here, with a dozen options and 11 dressings.

Downstairs is still a busy bar, half traditional pub, half with booths and tables. While the dark wood and assorted dog pictures on the wall are attractive, the furniture looks like it was hijacked from the local Pizza Hut. Still, a youngish crowd stands shoulder-to-shoulder from 4 to 7 for the happy hour ($3 rail drinks and $2.50 domestic drafts). Mondays bring drink specials for restaurant-hospitality employees, and half-price burgers as well.

-- Fritz Hahn