Merus seems to have the formula for success in our town: a spacious two-level dining area with some comfy private booths; an eclectic menu of steaks, seafood, and sandwiches; and good service. Recent high points: grilled artichokes with a tarragon-mayo dipping sauce; a great mac and (Gruyère) cheese topped with crusty crumbs; a thick, juicy tenderloin-and-ribeye burger with cheddar and grilled onions; and a pretty pink double-bone pork chop with apricot horseradish sauce, and pommes puree. Less successful: the Dragon Salad, chock-full of tasty beef, noodles, mango, avocado, and peanuts but too cold to enjoy the flavors, and a dry, overcooked rotisserie chicken.