My husband and I have heard raving reviews about this restaurant, so we decided to go for New Year's Eve. For starters, it is much larger inside that I had imagined. The ambiance is really welcoming.....think about a really big Pottery Barn breakfast room. Simple, fashionable, country chic. One note: It was uncomfortably loud in the restaurant. While it was crowded, there was a definite echo, which magnified the volume. Adding some hidden fabric throughout the restaurant could easily help with this.
Now, to our experience......Our server was wonderful! She was the perfect mix of no-nonsense, funny, and super-knowledgable. Considering she was managing about 7 tables (on NYE!), she was absolutely outstanding!
For an appetizer, we ordered the mushroom toast. Excellent choice! Garlic crostini with herbed goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms, arugula and drizzled tupelo honey....delish!! We highly recommend this dish, and look forward to trying it again.
My husband ordered the special of the night: ribeye steak with crab meat, grilled asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. His steak was perfectly cooked, as was the asparagus. This was definitely a winner.
I ordered the scallops with pimento cheese grits. Interesting dish, with tons of flavor. The dish was topped with arugula, which added another element of flavor. While the scallops and grits were delicious, I was really disappointed in the small amount of food that was served. There were four very small scallops on top of approximately 1/2 cup of grits. To put this in perspective, I have had gastric bypass surgery, and typically eat about a quarter of what is served to me....I cleaned my plate. Needless to say, I'm glad my husband did not order the scallops, as he would have left the restaurant hungry.
So, that was our exprience. Great service and good food, but overall, not as impressive as I had hoped.