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5 comments on “KRLD Restaurant Week: Reader Reviews

  1. I didn’t snap a picture, but our waiter at The Mercury Friday was the hardest-working man in the house. He said they were down a few waiters that night, but that didn’t keep him from providing us with great service (and a free dessert and a round of drinks). Need the @mention functionality so Emily and Miles Hargrove and Greg Brown and Kelly can chime in. Or Tim Rogers for that matter.

  2. Great deal and meal at Jasper’s. Started off with a $10 muddled blackberry mojito at the bar with friendly bartender, John Moody. Meal began with a table shared mac n cheese- smoky and delicious. The crab cake app and pork belly were both exquisite choices. Also, the filet, and the ribs and baked potato salad (crack) were great! The butterfinger creme brulee was disappointing because the custard wasn’t set and some diners had burnt sugar tops, but the beautiful kirsch-soaked cherry cheesecake was divine. The only restaurant week “insult” was sneakily being offered “bottled water” which I was quick to hear and turn down. Overall, a good meal, deal, and atmosphere for $35.

  3. The folks at Abacus on Friday night outdid themselves again. Ryan T was our server and he made it such a fun evening for all 5 of us. Our favorite appetizers were the duck gnocchi and the bufalo potstickers. Since each of us had a 4th course certificate, we each had 2 of the lobster shooters. Yes, we’ve all had them before, but they really are that good.

    For the entrees, the most popular at our table were the shrimp and girts, the Kobe hanger steak and the pork tacos. The winner for that was definitely the steak. The three at our table each ordered it to a differnt doneness and they all came out perfectly.

    Desserts were a sampling of several, but the standout was the Burundi Coffee Ganache. It was incredibly decadant and the first thing to disappear off the plates.

    Ryan’s service was impeccable. He recommended several dishes that were fantastic, as well as explaining that we were better off ordering a bottle of wine rather than the pairings, particularly since none of us were big dessert wine fans. A lovely Meomi Pinot Noir went well with everyone’s dishes and it was thanks to his knowledgable recommendation that we chose it. We can’t wait to go back to Abacus and hope Ryan will help us again!

  4. We went to Capital Grille on Sunday night. It was packed with people– and whle we did not have a reservation, we only had about a 15 minute wait in the bar (with a Stoli Doli in hand) before we got seated.

    The friends who were dining with us were from Marshall so they always request Locke when they go to Capital Grille. No wonder! He is amazing. He was very attentive, but does not crowd you. Right there when you need him and very accomodating to all requests. He even rememebered how our friend preferred a certain rub on his steak from the last time they were in over a month ago.

    Two of us had the restaurant week menu and two ordered off the regular menu. Filet on RW was the best steak I have had in awhile and you can get it Oscar or with Lobster Tail for only a 10 dollar upcharge. He helped us know that the sides with Restaurant Week would be enough for the table- but we did order the Lobster Mac and Cheese as an additional side. Yum. I have never seen the Spinach Salad that Cap Grille does, but it looked out of this world. They were out of the sorbets, but substitued a wonderful selection of fresh berries which was just fine for me.

    Locke also brought out the coconut creme pie for our guy friend – with candles for his birthday. And, I do like how Capital Grille will take a pic of your special occasion and print it off for you. Nice touch.

    So overall- my 1st RW experience this year sets a very high standard. The food, atmosphere and Locke, our server, were all outstanding! I am headed Tuesday to Oceannaire and Wednesday to Al Beirnat’s. I trust Al’s to be awesome- 1st time at Oceannaire so we shall see.

  5. Went to Tei An in the middle of the big rainstorm. They were featuring the RW menu. Had an excellent meal – loved the white seaweed salad. Dumplings were great – Enoki baked in foil packet was interesting, but not my favorite. I had the green soba with Bolognese sauce, really tasty and my husband had the curry soba. We enjoyed everything and service was very nice. Will definitely be going back