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The Office Restaurant Review: This indoor-outdoor gastropub is a David Manero concept, which explains its thoroughly thought-out themed "Mad Men"-era décor and accoutrements---some of which are fun, even practical (utensils delivered in business envelopes), others a bit precious (burger rolls branded with The Office's logo; a menu where starters are called "office supplies"). But the food served up by Francy Deskin and Larry LaValley, who largely stick to the blueprint original chef Mark Militello developed before departing several months after opening, is tasty---if decidedly non-cholesterol conscious---stuff. Most items are traditional American comfort foods with twists rendering them hip by modern standards: black truffle-Parmesan-dusted heirloom popcorn; from-scratch "grown-up tater tots," garnished with sour cream and bacon bits; an assortment of big burgers (including Florida blue crab and veggie models); maple-bacon donuts. But there are a few globally-inspired entrées, too, like Serrano ham-wrapped Maine scallops with romesco sauce. As befits a 1950s-60s watering hole, eats are vastly outnumbered by the menu's alcohol offerings, which range from classic sidecars and mint juleps to craft beers American businessfolk would never have dreamed of, back in the day.