I know it's a well known restaurant but just wanted to give a brief update.
I hear on this board that the service gets a bad rap, and maybe it was because we ate there at 9pm, but the service couldnt have been better. the food came out in a very timely manner, not rushed yet not too slow, and our server was great
We had the original pink house crab dip, a half order, and it was very good. It could have used a bit more crab meat and it was very creamy, but good nonetheless. Someone got the french onion soup and it was also great. I'll have to have the one at Mama's on the Half Shell again bc I think I remember the one at Mama's being slightly better. Nonetheless, the FOS at Birches is great.
I had the Spinach Salad with chile oil infused popcorn, Buffalo Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato, and some kind of grilled cheese. This was a FANTASTIC salad and I highly recommend it to anyone. The dressing was great and overall this was just outstanding; the shrimp had a great kick to it and really made the salad I think.
Another diner had the Steak Piazzola (sp?) and while it was good it wasnt anything special... I probably wouldn't order that if you go.
Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely go back now that the weather is getting nice... they have several tables outside.