I've lived in this neighborhood for a while now and have yet to eat here! Any comments on the place? I had drinks there once and looked over the menu, which seemed good if a little boring.
I recently saw that this guy was on food network at one point?
You're about right. Good, steady, menu feels a bit static. Been there a few times over the last few years and wasnt disappointed. Always liked his black eye pea and hog jowl soup.
He was on Grillin n Chillin with bobby flay some years back..
I've been there twice with my young family and it's been successful - we showed up at about 5pm both times and we were asked if we had reservations although the restaurant was mostly empty - filled up more before we left though.
Really enjoyed the smoked brisket and pulled pork appetizers. Apparently, they're known for the BBQ items. Appetizers are large and could serve as a small dinner size if you got a salad too. I had a fish entree that was tasty and the vegetables/potatoes that accompanied were fresh and plentiful. The scones/muffins that came as pre-meal "bread" were nice but not perfect specimens (scones are tough and muffins are ho-hum) but the apple spread that came with them was great!
They have a small list of children's meals but you have to ask for it. One time, my son had some excellent chicken fingers and the next had a very good grilled cheese sandwich. Each time though, his sweet potato fries were way overcooked.
The fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies that came with the check were amazing, however!
Didn't Jack recently sell the Firehouse, and isn't he just "working there."
My experiences there have been up and down. Prices are a bit high, very good wine list, definitely a carnivore kind of place. I enjoy the outdoor area, though the service when you are sitting out there is a bit hit and miss.