We were promptly seated and met by our waitress who believed herself to be pretty smart in congratulating us on our 1 year anniversary. A couple of glasses of complimentary celebratory champagne. Big fun. Ordered one of the wines off of the $20 list. Good enough for $20. We ordered the fried green tomatoes with arugula salad, blue crab buttermilk dressing as an appetizer ($12). Spectacular. Great mix of hot and cold, perfectly cooked crunchy southern fried food. Soon after we'd finished, the waitress brought over an appetizer order of the jumbo lump crab cake with seasonal slaw and mustard aioli--The-Chef-wanted-you-to-try-this-happyannive rsary ($15). Living around here, as you can imagine, one eats some crab cakes. These were exceptional. Hint of something unusual. Cinnamon? The slaw was fresh and asparagus-y. Just wonderful. I ordered the rockfish served with red quinoa, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, with butter sauce ($26), and my wife ordered the brook trout that came with crawfish etouf?e, and smothered okra ($22). She's one to pick the one with the okra side every time. We ordered an extra side of braised collard greens with smoked bacon and caramelized onions to share ($6). The waitress returned in a couple of minutes to pour wine and let us know that they were out of the rockfish, and I switched over to the grilled veal meat loaf, roasted red potatoes, green beans, with house made ketchup ($19). The meals were presented beautifully. I'm pretty sure that our waitress went off by then. Someone else brought the plates. Some host guy stops by to chat, ask if everything's ok. Then chat some more. I mean, he was nice enough, pleasant (manager? hotel concierge? hanger-on? don't know.). Yeah, everything was ok. Onto the meat. Literally, figuratively. My veal meatloaf was superb. The housemade ketchup was a little sour, but it imparted a wonderful counterpoint to the grill flavor. The green beans were perfect. The potatoes, surprisingly underdone. Everything on the plate was so perfect, I kept trying to reconcile how that could be, but yeah. underdone. The veal was so good, I kept my standard veal joke to myself because I know it always embarrasses my wife (How's your dinner sir? I couldn't be enjoying it more had I tortured the calf myself). But I digress. This was seriously good. Different. Unusual. Special. Major. Also? A portion for two. The leftover veal was dinner again another night.
Pros: Great service, Great food