Restaurants & Bars 9

Vidalia

Melissa | Dec 10, 2002 03:52 PM

Had a lackluster meal at Vidalia last night, made palatable by the fact that it wasn't on me. I had a frozen Asian-inspired tuna tartare with totally superfluous potato chips for a starter, and a second course of a pan-roasted rockfish in an an unmemorable green sauce. Admittedly, the restricted diets at our table made Vidalia a questionable choice: a primary objection to the menu at our table was the predominance of pork; virtually all included either bacon or hamhock. Those that did not include pork did include shellfish (a request to hold the clams in the rockfish dish resulted in their replacement by mussels) -- and the diner who did have the shrimp, in fact, became ill. The vegetarian at the table had a totally generic beet-and-greens salad, followed by the single vegetarian entree (a risotto-style rice dish ("pillao") with pumpkin), which she also found uninspired.

The restaurant does offer a good variety of wines by the glass, and the atmosphere is pleasant, but given the high-$20 range for entrees, the food is insufficiently memorable.

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