ooops - forget to say where.
place is called Sonoma Grill. Off the back of the lobby in the Imperial Hotel, which is on Lin Sen N Rd, north of Min Chuan. This hotel is just adjacent to the alley where Tutto Bello sits - which BTW is right up there among the best Italian places in town IMHO.
Sonoma Grill is a fairly attractively fit out place with a grills-and-salad sort of menu. My advice would be to sit at the bar or in the lounge side of the room (away from the dining area) if you are interested in getting into getting into the music. I did not have dinner last night, we went in just for music, which apparently starts around 9:00. But rubber-necking at other diners’ tables, I would say the food looks pretty good, and I will certainly do the whole dinner and music evening sometime soon, when budget allows. (menu looks mid-priced, not ridiculous). Service was friendly, though pretty slow and unprofessional considering the toney look of the place; I guess we get used to that here. But who cares about all that. Tonight I’m just going back for another dose of really good live music.
I asked the band and they said right now they were on thursdays, fridays, saturdays, with hopes to add more as their following grows.
Definitely worth checking out for serious music lovers.