We go to L'Attitude about every two weeks or so. Sometimes we sit inside and sometimes we sit out on the patio.
When we opt for the patio we use a system for ordering. We order our drinks at the bar, pay for the number of drinks that we plan to have and go sit outside with our friends. This system is much more efficient than braving the crowded patio and waiting for service out there.
Saturday afternoon we took a cruiser bike ride along the bike path and stopped for an early evening beer. We were worried that the restaurant was going to be Prom-ified. There were a few tables of non-Prom people having late lunches or early dinners. All of the leather couches and seats by the windows facing the lake were open. We sat and had each had a Huma IPA. I guess it is the only place in Marquette that serves Huma on tap. It is STRONG and I always sleep like crap after drinking it.
We've eaten food at L'Attitude a few times--usually appetizers. They are hit or miss. Seems like you can't go wrong with something that has bacon in it. Bill has had a burger there with friends and said it was good. The first time we went we had a weird experience--and had an okay dessert. The restaurant is getting more comfortable the more we go and the more we figure it out.
We enjoy the atmosphere--seemingly original floors with hexagonal tile floors and beautiful woodwork (done by Rachel Harris's husband). I'm pretty sure the counter at the bar is concrete. One of the really nice features at the bar is the hook for purses. I was sitting there one evening and thought, it would be really great if they had one of those hooks for purses and there it was! Another thing that I noticed yesterday is they have acoustic panels hanging high up in the ceiling. With all of the hard surfaces in the room it could be really loud and clangy, but they've discretely hung the panels to quiet the area.
The patio is nice when it isn't too crowded. But when we want to sit out there the weather is usually nice and everyone else has the same idea. We usually ride our bikes and lock them to the parking railing.
The owner is nice and talks with people on nights that he's there and socializing. It seems like they might be bringing in a new staff person or two to smooth out a couple of the kinks that they've discovered during their first year.
46* I'm pretty sure they've got an additional room set up in the back as a wine bar or cash bar? I haven't seen it open yet, but a second bar area would be a bonus--especially when the patio gets crowded.
What they really need is a website!
Visit these flickr images by a Yooper Professor for outside and inside photos of the restaurant.http://www.flickr.com/photos/23222810@N07/2224768632/in/set-72157603884099035/