We went to Ditch Plains last night, basically because we couldn't get in at Pearl Oyster Bar! We had a perfectly nice meal, but I gotta say, there's some things about their menu that really piss me off. I had a perfectly nice piece of Artic Char, but here's how the menu listed the dish:
Grilled Fish of the Day w/ mixed greens and lemon.
Well, I should hope it comes with lemon, it's a piece of fish. What they're doing is trying to make it sound like it comes with two sides...one of which is...lemon? I don't mean something like lemon confit or lemon aioli. It was a wedge of lemon, like what's floating in every glass of iced tea in town. I just find this insulting and a little manipulative.
Thing is, the char was great, so were the mixed greens. I really liked what I ate, but if you're not gonna serve a starch with the meal, just say it comes with mixed greens, i'm fine with that. But I felt insulted that they would try to pawn off lemon as a side, or suggest that you're getting something with the fish other than a standard garnish. It would be liked saying "Top Sirloin served with a potatoes and a sprig of parsley."
I would overlook this if it was the only manipulative thing about their menu. But their alleged $7 omelette is also a freegin' joke. You know what their omelette is? Eggs. That's all. If you want anything in it, things that actually make it an omellette in my world, it's 2 or 3 bucks per item. So, if I want ham, cheese, and tomato (for example), it's actually a $14 omelette. Again...just lame. Please don't insult me like that.
Okay that's my rant. Sorry. All I know is they have lost my business for good!