We had seen favorable reviews on TA and thought we would give it a try on a Wednesday night at 6 PM. I made reservations although it was not necessary at this time window. We had a nice corner table with a view of the large open space facility. I would have preferred a better treatment of the ceiling tiles which were a hard metal surface that reflected a very cacophonous sound level.
We were greeted by our server Whit who went over the specials and seemed knowledgeable as to our inquiries on certain entrees.
I started with the CRISPY FROG LEGS in a roasted garlic beurre blanc. The legs were large and had been well used by their original owner (tough). They were served only warm and the sauce was on the runny side. This was not a good start. The wife had the SPINACH SALADE
with melted gorgonzola, caramelized pear, and toasted pine nuts and enjoyed it.
We were in a mussel mood and the restaurant offer several versions. Whit indicated the morsels were "fresh" from Prince Edward Island. We have been to PEI before and found this restaurant's flavor profile somewhat "industrial". Maybe they had been on the rope too long or had taken a detour between Canada and Knoxville. The wife had the PERNOD version with tomatoes, and a lobster-Pernod beurre blanc. I went with the MARINIÈRE with white wine, shallot and parsley. Neither were acceptable. Several failed to open which is never a good sign.
As the crowd started to increase around 6:30 the service went downhill. We were going to try a desert, but gave up after three attempts to get Whit's attention.
We will not be back.