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Evenly divided between a bar area and a restaurant, Malt is a solid contender in both worlds. The pub part is certainly compelling, with a roomy bar area that includes a row of high-top tables and 28 beers on draft. The atmosphere is clubby, dark and lounge-like, with extra-attentive bartenders. A pleasing mix of discerning tourists and locals crowds the bar. Fans of scotch appreciate the large selection and good prices. The restaurant section's combination of unpretentious atmosphere and inexpensive prices tends to attract families as well as an older crowd. There are some low banquettes strewn with colorful pillows, for a kind of hip living room meets neighborhood bistro effect. The menu includes a killer Black Angus rib-eye steak, as well as seafood selections like a tasty slow-roasted salmon with pomegranate vinaigrette. Tapas-style small plates like the shrimp nachos are very popular. The house special dessert, the Malt Bomb, is a rich chocolate mousse cake with malt ice cream. There is brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, but get there early if you don't want a long wait.