Overall - great time, good food, excellent service and a wonderful re-addition the neighborhood. We have our own wonderful little gourmet gulch over there with Central Kitch, Rendezvous, Green Street and Baraka just a block or two away.
- Nice paint job and redeco inside. A little more polished and "clean" feeling yet still feels neighborhoody.
- Great menu that stays true to the restaurants roots, with a mix of grilled meats, fish, and spicy goodness.
- Things ran really smooth service-wise for the restaurant being open less than a week. And they've been flooded with business. I peeked in on Fri night and saw a big crowd. Saturday was busy, but still open tables around 8 pm.
- Only knock on the menu was it felt somewhat wintery - a lot of very rich sauces an plates overall. Would love to see more spring and soon summer show up on the menu.
- As for the food:
- Grilled shrimp, chorizo and yuca app in a spicy lime broth. Needed more bread to sop the delish sauce.
- Grilled baby artichoke hearts, fennel and asparagus with romesco. First taste of spring.
- Double-thick pork chop with wild mushroom ham hock sauce, grits and cabbage slaw. Meat was a perfect medium for pork.
- Monkfish, I've since realized is currently overfished and recommended not to be served or ordered (see link below). But we unknowlingly ordered it. Served with clamps, tomato in a spicy creole lime sauce. Great heat and flavor without being overpowering. One of the best dishes I've had around in a while. Basic and wonderful flavor.