- $13 for $20 worth of new American food
The Torpedo Room
The Gateway Film Center prides itself on featuring "a diverse mix of independent and commercial films." It makes sense, then, that The Torpedo Room—the center's in-house restaurant—should also feature a mix of genuine crowd-pleasers and more unusual fare. For instance, guests might order an artisanal sandwich with a side of cheesy movie theater popcorn, or they might dine on flatbread pizza and gourmet macaroni and cheese. While dining, they can enjoy wine, beer, or cocktails politely described as "boozy."
The restaurant's dimly lit interior is reminiscent of a movie theater or, as the name implies, a submarine. The walls feature nautical images, framed in porthole windows and back-lit. Above such installations sit projection screens, where classic movies such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea often play. While the cocktails and atmosphere may say "nightlife," the Torpedo Room also serves Sunday brunch for afternoon moviegoers. Brunch meals include options such as bottomless silver dollar pancakes, an all-you-can-eat plating of just the tops of the pancakes.