One would think that working on a thesis would require an equal amount of drinking, but unfortunately my constitution doesn't agree with frequent drinking. If it did, Ames Street would definitely have become another place to be a local. Between the wonderful cocktails and the fact that it's a a four minute walk from work, it's great.
I will say: their food prices are a little high for the small portions. I just wish they consistently served bread and butter or some other carbohydrate-based treat to go with their excellent cocktail menu. I can't handle two of their cocktails without something to nosh on, and one can't really get filled up on their petite options.