I've been looking forward to going to this place for some time now. As it came highly recommended by some friends. Our first atttempt was interrupted by the ""walk ins welcome"" over the phone greeting, only to get there and find there was a two hour wait. So we left and decided to try another night and make a reservation. I'm really glad we did!! I can't begin to describe how upset I would have been if I waited two hours for an extremely sad attempt at soul food. First things first, I found myself terrified of the neighborhood and the overly helpful homeless man who tried to help me park in a no parking zone. Upon entering the night club, I mean restaurant, the atmosphere was entirely too loud. However, we were sat promptly. The staff was great, very friendly, etc. The shrimp cakes were okay, no complaints really. The lettuce wedge salad also okay. After about 30 minutes we received our entrees.......and the reason for going......Fried Chicken, with macaroni and cheese and some watercress leaves or something like that, accompanied by our sides, scalloped potatoes and sauteed greens. The first thing I noticed was how small the pieces of chicken were. Then how small the portions of mac and cheese and the two or three leaves were on the plate. Anyway, I immediately dove into the mac and cheese, I still regret that decision, the taste still lingers. Next the greens......I still don't know what I just encountered. Not like any greens I've ever had or ever wanted. Could the scalloped potatoes make up for the other two.......absolutely not!! They were the worst of all!! I do have to say though, the chicken was great! And the three tiny pieces I had were a great appetizer. Needless to say 70 dollars later, we left the restaurant, braved the streets of the tenderloin, paid 8 dollars to get my car out of prison and off we went to Subway. As for my friends that recommended this place....they are from CA and didn't know any better.
Pros: shrimp cakes, chicken
Cons: mac and cheese, scalloped potatoes, greens