We have been looking forward to a visit to this restaurant. We had to cancel a reservation several weeks ago due to a flooding rainstorm.
The restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Medford, a cute little town with antique and craft stores. A much smaller version of lambertville.
Ted's On Main is a small restaurant but is remarkable in that all the tables have a distinct private feel to them, especially the tables for two. Very attractive interior.
Our server Danielle was efficient, informative and very pleasant.
The menu is refined New Orleans with some Caribbean influence. Now for the good part. Everything was delicious.
For starters we had:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Topped with Louisiana Crawfish Remoulade
Roasted Organic Beet Salad
Baby Lettuces, Cranberry Goat Cheese, Citrus Vinaigrette
I had to have the fried green tomatoes, its a bellweather of good Nawlins cooking. These were fantastic. Crisp fried tomatoes with a crawfish remoulade that was a compliment and simply didn't soak everything else. Great flavors and added visual appeal.
DW had the beet salad which had several distinct flavors but resulting synergy made the final result better than any one part.
We thoroughly enjoyed both starters.
The entrees on the menu all sound wonderful, had a hard time deciding but decided upon:
Citrus Grilled Hawaiian Butterfish
Coconut infused jasmin rice, Mango-crab salsa, guava butter sauce
Grilled Prime Pork NY Strip
Creole Andouille stuffing, caramelized local apples
The entrees were delicious, again as with the appetizers very refined, not messy or drenched in sauces as in some restaurants with this style of cuisine.
The entrees are good sized portions, especially the Pork NY Strip which was a sizable piece of loin.
We split a dessert of:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Meltdown with homemade caramel and chocolate sauces
Which was indulgent, rich and very, very good.
Reminded me a little of a "deconstructed" Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (muffin) Sundae.
A regular coffee finished off the meal.
Had a wonderful wine with the meal, a 2004 August West Graham Family Pinot Noir. Went very well with all the dishes.
We look forward to going back there soon. The wbsite is: http://www.tedsonmain.net/index.html
One last thought. The food is well seasoned for flavor but is not at all hot as some Bayou cuisine.
Two appetizers, two entrees, one dessert and coffee came to $71.00 before tax and tip. In our opinion excellent value!!