My husband and I stopped at the Rhododendron for lunch on Valentine's Day. This was our first visit since Chef Jim Kowalski took over. We both had the oyster po'boy, and both thought it was great. Served on a perfect baguette, the oysters were very fresh and tasty. A good aioli finished the sandwich. Side salad was nice. Both the sandwich and the salad were lightly dressed, which is a nice change from some restaurant's treatment!
The oyster po'boy was a daily special, so we'll probably have to try something else next time! The menu isn't extensive, but we understand it will change with the seasonal ingredients available.
We picked up a lime-soaked polenta cake at the bakery next door, to take home, and we're hooked on it! It's also on the restaurant menu, and we'll probably have it with a meal there next time.
Service was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is homey. We'll go back!