We’re not hard to please. I’ve dined on six continents, and I know the difference between regional cuisine and poor quality food. Service and atmosphere were fine. Drinks were good, “blood orange” Cosmos. But the food was low quality and lacking flavor. The duck was rubbery and the sauce described in the menu was absent. I “returned” my first two bites to my plate because I couldn’t chew through the gristle. The biscuits from any Red Lobster were twice as good. The “crawfish” slaw was one of those dishes if they didn’t tell you the name, you would never know any seafood swam near it - average quality and tasted like onions only. The bacon mac and cheese was bland, lacking cheese and flavor. The noodle cut was tiny and strange, and none of the cheese stickiness you would hope for. The crab cakes were recommended and were passable, but my GF is from Baltimore and the worst Baltimore crab cakes were better than these. The texture was way off, too mushy which the waitress attributed to “lots of crab meat.” The server was great. The manager stopped by because we barely touched our entrees. We offered to pay full price because we are not whiners and everyone else seemed to be having a good time, so perhaps the stars did not align for us. The server even brought us a free entrée of fried green tomatoes, another one of their specialties, but we had the same dish at Hall’s in Charleston, SC a couple of nights earlier that was in another league. They did not charge us except for the drinks. We left the server a $20 tip, walked down the street to Murasaki for the best seaweed and octopus salad I ever had. Based on the high rating and the smiling faces of the other patrons, try this restaurant out for yourselves.
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