I recommend this restaurant’s food, but the ambience, though visually attractive, wasn’t for us. The music from the bar area was very loud, and while we were seated as far from the bar as possible the noise level was still higher than we enjoy. The air conditioning was not sufficient to counter the 90 degree weather, so we were uncomfortable. That said, two weeks later I fondly recall the grilled octopus appetizer and would put up with heat and noise to eat it again. When I made reservations I indicated the date was our wedding anniversary, and our server brought us a delicious, complimentary dessert. The service was good overall. If you are looking for seafood in Utica and don’t mind loud music, this restaurant is worth trying. Another plus is that there are good options for people who do not like seafood.