We came here on a Saturday night at around 6 without reservations. The whole place was fully booked.and we were seated at the bar instead. We would have preferred a table but the food was very good nonetheless. As the place was crowded the noise level was on the high side but not excessive. Also being seated at the bar means you are constantly aware of the waitresses going in and out of the kitchen area and for us at least, there was not much atmosphere to speak of. If you come here for the great food hsving a reservation would be helpful.