Food: **1/2 (2 1/2 stars)
Service: *** (3 stars)
Atmosphere: ** (2 stars)
Probably nowhere else in the universe could Rocket to Venus exist except in Hampden.
The new bar-restaurant has a funky sci-fi decor; a hip, well-pierced staff, and a clientele that doesn't look old enough to vote, let alone drink. But its menu features pierogis and grilled-cheese sandwiches as well as ceviche and walnut and sage pesto. And those black-clad servers are so friendly you wouldn't be surprised if they called you "hon." This is Hampden, after all.