Great all around dinning experience!. Wife and I went for a special dinner. Food was very good. Both she and I got the five course meal. Soups were good. The chicken soup with leaks and shitaki mushrooms was the best version I have ever had, wonderful dark meat based broth. Next appetizers, escargot was o.k. and crab cake was unremarkable (I've had so many wonderful versions up and down the atlantic coast its hard to measure up). Salads were quite good, caesar and heart of palm. For entrees I had the "signature dish" of lamb which was absolutely wonderful! HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you are at all a lamb fan or want to become one. Wife had beef tenderloin which was very good. Dessert, creme brule, which had a overwhelmingly strong citrus flavor to it along with a wonderful bananas foster (Again, too many wonderful versions in New Orleans, USVI and around the country to to measure up to). Overall, a very good dining experience especially for the money. High points were the entrees and chicken soup (I swear it was somehow the best I have ever had and the wife agreed) with nothing disappointing. Location and decore are bohemian "cool" (which I am not always a fan of, as here) but tolerable.
Great one-of-kind atmosphere with a solid lunch menu. we dropped in for lunch. Had asparagus w/truffle oil appetizer (excellent), chicken salad (good - sweet, served with fruit), and chicken caesar salad (very good - unusual with artichokes, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes). For lunch, the cost versus quality of food was good. We love "one-of-a-kind" atmosphere, which they have: well worn wooden floors, eclectic table furniture, open brickwork. Waitress was excellent - prompt service and enthusiastic about the restaurant. We plan to return for an evening meal.
great service and food. My wife and I dine here regularly and find the food to be great and unique at each visit. The service is always wonderful and the wine list offers many exciting options not found in other restaurants. I would suggest trying the lamb entree, which is delicious and always generously portioned. The price is actually very resonable despite a reputation otherwise. Also, the banana's foster is an absolute must.
Historic charm and culinary wit team up for a one-two hit at this cozy, sophisticated restaurant..
The restaurant anchors the renaissance of historic Germantown, and plays off the pre-Victorian feel of the neighborhood. Exposed brick, tall painted-wood ceilings, and beige walls contain a cozy room with bookshelves, small two-tops and crisp white tablecloths. A favorite for savvy business lunchers, the tables fill up by noon. Come dinnertime, a more sophisticated crowd arrives from all over town. The eclectic menu delights in playing the seasons against a backdrop of regional American cooking.
Little Disappointed. Husband & I have wanted to eat here for many anniversaries and finally did. Ambience & service were wonderful but we were underwhelmed with the food. The mushroom soup was excellent, however crab cake tasted fishy. Salads were of no big splash. Only two rolls. Husband's choice of the pork with mashed sweet potatoes were way too sweet. My veal was excellent but the dish was not hot enough and I dared not return it for fear the shrimp and pasta would be overcooked. The five course meal is the best purchase, however we've been there; won't return.
Where is my lunch?. The lunch service was so slow and non-attentive. The presentation was weak. The salad plate and dressing all over it, including the bottom of the plate. The food was not worth the one-hour wait. Lunch hour is when you are supposed to eat your food, not sit there and wait for it. No apology from the waitress or manager. "We got busy" is not an excuse. It is lunch time... We also got no responses to requests for basics, like water or bread. This used to be a favorite, but I can no longer recommend this place due to such poor service.
Timmy Rodgers. The ambience is awesome. The food, well, so so. My wife and I tried several different menu items, but found all to be just okay. For the $60 meal, there are several better options around town (and a lot safer places to park your car). If you are looking for a great place to take a date and have some conversation this is your place. If you are looking for great food, try another on the citysearch list.
My Favorite Restaurant...period.. I have been a patron on five separate occasions, each time always getting the 5-course meal. After 25 courses, I can honestly say that I have never had a single COURSE that was anything less than tremendous. It's creative top-notch cuisine in a very cool, funky, and laid-back atmosphere....no stuffiness here. A few suggestions: a) going here IS your evening - don't go here for a quick bite before a show or a movie. b) get the five course meal...the kitchen and service timing are really geared around this. My courses have always been very nicely spaced, which is a must in a five course meal. c) get different courses and share tastes. I said above that I have had 25 courses - all of which were great - but in reality, it's more like 50 if you include the tastes of courses ordered by others at my table.
Our Favorite Restaurant.
My Lady and I absolutely adore this place. In my opinion, there is no restaurant in Nashville with better food or atmosphere. I had the Rack of Lamb last time. It was outstanding. Also, don't miss the chocolate Elvis for dessert.
The service is always great and I appreciate the selection of great hard-to-find wines. This restaurant will always be "our" restaurant.
Out of the Park. The reviews for this restaurant on Citysearch seemed kind of hit or miss but I have to say it's hard to imagine anyone not loving this place. My wife and I go there with friends every chance we get and have always considered it to be the best food and service in town. They also have a great wine list, though sometimes not everything on it is in stock. My wife loves the desserts and seafood but I always get the rack of lamb or the filet, both are tremendous without being too adventurous. The worst thing I could say about the Mad Platter is that we sometimes spend most of the evening there but if the conversation is good and the food keeps coming then who's complaining? The five course dinner is always worth the time and money.
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