Watershed is one of those restaurants that at once seems impressive, but after leaving, you're always wanting for more. And it's generally difficult to put a finger on exactly what is wrong. Generally speaking, the food is adequate, at best. However, DO NOT miss Tuesday Fried Chicken. It's the best fried chicken you're going to find. Everything else on the menu just doesn't live up. I've had dinner on weeknights and weekends and brunch on Sundays. I never, ever, feel like the restaurant lives up to its hype. To be guided by a Southern food expert, the restaurant, which proclaims a specialty in ""seasonal Southern cooking"", misses the mark on so many levels. Example: Sunday Brunch. The Sunday brunch menu is typically southern -- ham, eggs, grits, bacon, biscuits, gravy, hash, toast. It's a good offering. Unfortunately, the execution is nothing to speak of. The biscuits, something quintessentially Southern that one would expect a Southern food expert to execute without flaw, are utterly flavorless -- a pure disappointment. On the ham steak plate, the red eye gravy is nothing more than a cup of warm, weak, black coffee poured over the plate. The grits rank ZERO on the flavor scale. The ham is good. Don't get your eggs fried -- you will not be able to cut into them. The sausage gravy and biscuits plate is pasty, and tastes like flour and I've already spoke of the biscuits, see above. I've had friends who've had the French Toast and they have enjoyed it. The banana fritters are a pure joy to eat. \r
Now, I will continue to go to Watershed to eat -- I have friends who enjoy eating there. But my word of caution to anyone going there for the first time: don't be surprised if you are disappointed and be very thankful if you have an good experience there. Overall, if you're seeking excellent Southern food that is wonderfully prepared, go the South City Kitchen or Blue Ridge Grill -- you'll enjoy the food and the service much more.