Went to a mock service today to check it out. It's located in North Hills east on the ground floor of the Cap Trust building. You can check out the concept on the website . At first I was skeptical about it being a chain concept . Well they won us over with the food and service. They did not serve beer today but they have 140 on tap. Excellent selection listed in the menu. They will feature rotating bottled beers and drafts on a rotating basis.
The restaurant has a nice clean feel to it. Classic rock playing at a good level. Volume was enough to notice but still carry on a conversation. Large bar is in the center with all the taps of the various beers they serve. You can see the keg rooms along the back of the restaurant. The keg lines are run through stainless steel pipes to the center of bar where the taps are. I am guessing the lines are glycol cooled.
They hit the mark on the food. Started out with the French onion soup and a organic tomato bisque. Perfect for a rainy day. French onion soup was not overly salted like sometimes you get so the flavors come out. Tomato soup also was excellent. Saw the onion ring tower go to another table. I asked the guys at the table that ordered them how they were and they said they were great.
My wife ordered the Caribbean chicken and penne pasta. Great seasoning on the chicken. Seared on the outside. Not overcooked, tender and moist. Asparagus, peppers and tomatoes were perfect.. Spices came through without over powering the dish. I ordered the BBQ burger medium rare with fries. Came out cooked as I ordered, moist, with bacon crisp not soggy. Good grade of beef, so they met the burger test here. Fries were served in a metal cup in a paper cone. Crisp, not greasy, lightly salted.
For desert went with the brownie with ice cream. Took about 10 minutes to make. Came out warm and it hit the spot on a rainy day.
Service was good. Very attentive and other servers going by, even though we were not their table, would ask if we needed refills, clear the table etc.
Giving it a four star for now only because we could not sample the draft beers they have and see how there sea food menu is. But will do that after they open this Sunday and report back.
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