Posh Restaurant Week Experience
Last night I met up with my girlfriends at Posh for Restaurant Week. Here is my review (it's long, sorry but didn't want to leave anything out:
Great, easily accessible from Metro Center. Less than 1 block walk.
Very friendly hostess staff when we arrived. They welcomed us and quickly hung up our coats. A couple of us were early so we waited at the bar for the rest of our party. Bartender was nice, not overly friendly. They serve very generous glasses of wine...1 glass lasted me the entire night. I was driving so I was sipping but it was still equivalent to 2 glasses at most restaurants.
Very interesting inside. Somewhat on the cheezy side, think Vegas lounge. There was a jazz group playing and the singer walked around the room. Great music but it was too loud. I think it would be a nice place for a private party b/c of the layout and location.
Good selection all from their regular menu. About 8 appetizers and 8 entrees and 3 deserts.
I had Sugar Cane Shrimp appetizer and it was really good. Three grilled shrimp skewered on a piece of raw sugar cane. The sauce was a sweet corn cream sauce that had pieces of spicy andouille sausage in it. They served a basket of bread that was really good. It was warm and toasted on outside and soft on inside. Had some sort of cheese crust, tasted like asiago cheese. It was addictive.
For entree, I had salmon. It was served with steamed asparagus and rice pilaf. The salmon was cooked perfectly but could have used more flavor. It had a nice char on the outside but all it needed was some salt and pepper. The rice was on the sweet side but decent. The aspargus were jumbo and not overcooked but had no seasoning. It came with some sort of sauce in a little cup. It tasted like gravy and I didn't use it...yuck. Overall, it was a good meal but it was not outstanding. It was something I feel I could have cooked at home. I give them points for cooking the salmon perfectly. Three friends had the filet and they loved it...cooked perfectly as well.
Dessert was molten chocolate cake with fresh raspberries and vanilla ice cream. It was chocolate so it was good, not great. I didn't finish b/c I was too full.
Service: Very good. Waiter didn't have much of personality but was attentive. We never had to ask for drinks (which is one of my pet peeves). He checked with each of us (we were drinking wine) if we would like another glass throughout the evening. Water never went below 3/4 full. Plates were cleared promptly. The only 2 things that annoyed me were they forgot one dessert and when my girlfriend alerted the waiter, his reply was, "yeah, they are bringing it." A little rude and he should have told us she had to wait 5 mins to get it. And, they added 20% gratuity to the check.