My husband and I recently dined here after hearing about it through Nextdoor. We live fairly close, so I was excited to go to an upscale restaurant without having to drive to the city.
Our food was excellent. We shared some oysters, skipped on the small plates (though several sounded amazing), and each chose a fish entree. I had the nightly special which was trout. It was perfectly crispy and seasoned well. My husband had the halibut. He loved his and I loved mine! Both entrees were large portions. Had we chosen some small plates to start, I would not have been able to eat all of my entree. For dessert, we shared the sticky toffee pudding which was amazing! I really should not have shared that one! We each had a cocktail too. I do not remember the fancy names, but I had the rye with blood orange and honey which was similar to an old fashioned and the other was a bourbon drink. Both were fantastic. Also, our waiter was great too. There have been complaints on here about service, but he was on top of everything.
While I believe a restaurant should be judged on its food- and the food was amazing, there is just something off about the atmosphere. You walk up to the building, which could have been any old restaurant and walk in right smack dab into the hostess station. There are a few tables that are almost at the front door, which I asked to be moved from. We sat at a booth, which was comfortable. However, the placement of the computers for the waitstaff made it seem that they were in each other's way a lot which meant they were on top of us at some points. I guess to me the flaws are the design and layout of the interior and the un-sexiness of the exterior for the price we paid. Even J Alexander's across the street has more swagger!
I do plan to come back and just order a collection of small plates and oysters and, of course, dessert. However, it will not be my first choice for a steak dinner (b/c I want that rich and warm feeling when spending $$$ on my steak).
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