We were excited to try Husk after all the hype, but tried to keep reasonable expectations. We had very late reservations (9:45) but when we got there, the hostess told us to go next door to the bar and get a drink and we'd be seated in 10 mins. The bar next door is really cool - best atmosphere. The bourbon selection is excellent. We were seated quickly. The restaurant is basically an old house, with different rooms with tables. We were seated in an upstairs room with only 4 tables, so that was cool, but you could definitely hear everyone else's conversations.
We started with the fried green tomatoes/pimento cheese and pork belly with corn/blueberries. Both appetizers were done very well and the flavors were paired really well. We especially liked the fried green tomatoes. For entrees, we had the Wagyu sirloin and trout. The trout was rich and flavorful, with perfectly crisp edges. The sirloin was a little tough but with the amount of fresh fish on the menu, that is probably their specialty. We got a side of grits with mushrooms and cheddar and the cheese overpowered the grits. That and the dessert we got were the only really disappointing items. We got fried peach pie which was sort of like an empanada with very little flavor.
The service was a bit off. The server was rather informal, hurried, and acted a little put out when my wife ordered a glass of wine. She was plenty chatty with other tables in our room, though, The house is pretty and has nice artwork, but it's not a particularly romantic or private atmosphere, and the light is pretty bright inside. Overall, not bad, but would expect better service out of a fine dining establishment.
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