Sorry Craig Laban, you just didn't get this one right...it ain't Henri's Hotts BBQ . Coupled with your review and the fact that it's a Stephen Starr restaurant...Fette Sau was a must. So, recently I joined 2 friends who are barbeque mavens. Dinner consisted of brisket, St. Louis ribs, pulled pork, beans, slaw, broccoli salad, potato salad and of course beer.
We are all Philadelphians, however, I spent over a year in central Georgia, 1 friend lived in St. Louis and the 3rd really does magic on a grill! Sorry to say that while nothing was outrageously poor ( the brisket was over cooked ) nothing was memorable. High prices/mediocre food=oh,oh!
Atmosphere: We read reviews and knew exactly what the place was going to look like and that it was cafeteria style. It was a cold January mid week and maybe 25% filled. This was a nice fun feeling- would have hated the noise level at capacity. In the supring or summer it might be a fun place to listen to Blue Grass and run up a pricey bar tab.
Staff: We were first timers and the servers were very gracious and helpful answering questions about variety, portions etc. Since I really am a novice about "craft" whiskey and even beers the bartender really was great at his trade. Descriptives such as helpful, funny, knowledgeable, playful, come to mind. He could have worked any neighborhood joint or upscale Center City bistro...the tip reflected this.
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