Stepping into Rock'N Fish is like stepping into a time warp with the décor reminiscent of an old San Francisco saloon: red brick walls, dark woods, leather booths, elaborate deco-like light fixtures, wrought-iron grilles on the windows and the requisite picture of a reclining nude, which in this case is a huge mosaic of a recumbent mermaid along one wall. Red velvet draperies pulled back with sashes separate the dining areas. Painted signage in the bar area advertises beer and the men's room. We hope we won't be accused of sexism if we label the character of the space as masculine.
The menu is a bit of a time warp as well. The food is classic regional American fare with the emphasis on grilled fish, steaks and iceberg lettuce. Starters include shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half-shell. Soup is clam chowder and your wedge of iceberg comes with blue cheese dressing. Seafood specialties include beer battered fish'n chips and a ¾ lb lobster tail. And of course there are the steaks: top sirloin, New York and filet.