After reading all the raves about her cobbler, I decided to check out this 3rd Street spot, although I was weary as to Cynthia's now-infamous disposition. I called hoping that the phone attitude I received would provide an indicator as to whether or not I would venture last night. Rude=no go; friendly= go. (You Hounds scared re: her so I was extra cautious :) ).
Rough & rude male voice answered the phone confirming they opened at 5:30 but he ended it with a "no, THANK YOU" so that was good enough for me. I went early as I had another engagement at 9p.
*Ordered glass of $9 Javis Cab.
*Belgium endive salad with gorgonzola and walnuts. Dressing was perfectly mixed and not too heavy. Excellent with the wine.
* Corn fritters accompanied with a spicy sauce. Very tasty but not my favorite. Nice whole kernals of corn, however.
* FAMOUS blueberry cobbler, which is served with Haagen Daz vanilla ice cream. Let me just say that from the first spoonful I knew I was tasting something made in the world beyond. It was amazing, and had a hint of something I hadn't tasted on cobbler before...granola maybe? Sorry to report that I ate the ice cream and topping so quickly that my taste buds didn't have time to stop and figure out the mystery ingredient. The entire cobbler is waaay too much for one person IMO which makes a fabulous thing to order for two. Did get too sweet towards the end so I left about a third of the blueberry compote. It was truly one of the best I've tasted. Waiter said they do it to go (Apparently they place the ice cream in a separate container and it's meant to be eaten within 15 min of departure). But whether or not you have to first spend the $20 per person min like the menu states was not discussed.
Service: My waiter couldn't have been more friendly and attentive. Granted I was one of three tables there at 5:30 and Cynthia herself was not in my immediate vicinity, but all the same, everyone was incredibly friendly...waiter, busboy, valet.
Price: Before tip my total was about $48...pricy for a small nibble of stuff, but very, very tasty.
They have a Pri Fixe Dinner special anytime on Sundays, OR between 5:30 and 6:30 Mon-Thur: you get a mini cobbler, choice of appetizer, salad, and her famous spicy fried chicken. All for $25!
I'm dying to try the latter so I'll definately go back with a friend! Pleasant experience.