For some reason, I had always wanted to go to this bistro. Mrs. Flanders, being penny-wise, said ?no,? it was too pricey. Well, life is too short so we agreed to go on my birthday, the 29th of the month! I might add, there?s a certain child-like excitement about one?s birthday. Mrs. Flanders started a month out to book the place and it is already turn-away-customers - full! Their web site said this is the spot were the American South meets the South of France. We shall see. I do know their Appetizer list includes Stone Ground Baked Grits and Fried Green Tomatoes. Sounds promising. What about their other foods? I also want to know if their waiters are haughty. I?ll report. And are the drinks and wine good? I?ll enlighten you! We arrived in our coupe for their road side Valet Parking. So far, so good! We were dressed to the 9?s!! The facade of the place had a Federal look to it. Nice. The inside was a typical, fine dining style. On to the children?s hour! Mrs. Flanders had the Orange Thing, a tasty concoction of vodka, triple sec and OJ and I had an Italian Negorne, mix 1 part gin, 1 part sweet vermouth, Compari and a squeeze of orange fruit. And I didn?t even have to tell them how to make it. Incredible! The appetizer course was delicious for both of us. Mrs. Flanders had some yummy fried and breaded oysters and I had truly out-of-this-world foie gras. The entire meal would have been worth this! For the main selection I had the Leg of Lamb and lamb chop; very succulent melt-in-your-mouth good! Mrs. Flanders partook of the braised duck. Equally tasty! It was all washed down with a dry 1999 red French Pomerol, which indeed was worthy of the occasion! A word about their waiters: ours was originally from Norway and attended to our every need; most friendly and not at all haughty. Well, there you have it. On a scale of 0 to 100, I would rate this eatery 98, with 2 points off as pricy (as usual, Mrs. Flanders was right). I recommend!
Pros: Great food & Wine