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I'm going to Lowcountry tonight (http://www.lowcountrynewyork.com/) - anyone been? Anything specific to order or not order?

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Lowcountry
142 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

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  1. Went last week with a group. The food is not particularly good and service was eh. Of the items we ordered, we most enjoyed the deviled eggs, bourbon pork chop and chicken with chedder biscuit. Definitely steer clear of the baked oysters which were terrible. Other diners weren't crazy about the ribs either.

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    1. re: mla19

      Thanks. I agree with all you said although our service was pretty good (probably becuase it was empty). Food was pretty mediocre but the baked oysters were possibly one of the worst things I have eaten in months.

      1. re: mla19

        "baked oysters were possibly one of the worst things I have eaten in months"

        Sorry to hear that. But thank you for taking one for the team!

        Appreciate the reports, mla and babadingdesi. We've been eyeing this place for a while -- pretty much every time we walk by Jeffrey's Grocery and it's too crowded to even contemplate.

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        Jeffrey's Grocery
        172 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

      2. I've not checked out Lowcountry for dinner service, but I did go with a group for brunch in mid-November, and it was quite good. I'm usually not fond of brunch..the food at most places is typically mediocre and the hollandaise alone inspires fear. (Thanks to Bourdain for instilling that fear.) But service was top notch, the restaurant was lively but not boisterous and we all left pleased that a new place opened up in this neighborhood that we can return to. We ordered Huevos Ranchero, Shrimp and Cheddar Grits, and Kentucky Hot Brown. (French Toast gussied up with Bacon, Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Bechamel.) Posted a blog story with pix about it. Check out the story and let me know what you think. I definitely think it's worth a try. But would like to hear more feedback about lunch/dinner service!

        http://eardog.com/blog/2010/11/lowcou...

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        Lowcountry
        142 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

         
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        1. re: eardog

          Gorgeous photos and gorgeous dog. But unlike you, I did find it a somewhat sceney (probably inevitable every time you have a new restaurant in the neighborhood) and not very authentically southern. I am from the south, so this latter part I don't mind so much. I didn't move to NYC to stay home.

        2. We finally made it here, tonight. I'm guessing the kitchen is strong on certain dishes, but not so hot at others. I steered clear of the oysters, thanks to badabingdesi's warning, and went for the cider glazed pork chops, instead. It's a dish I make, often, and I think I do them pretty well -- but of course I'm biased. Their version was better than mine. It was nicely brined, tender, cooked to the perfect temperature, and the sauce was excellent, similar to a jus and not too heavy. Collard greens and twice baked sweet potatoes that came with the pork chops were competent.

          My dining companion's molasses glazed roast chicken was too salty for our tastes, but the cornbread stuffing that accompanied it was excellent.

          Food was slow to come (it took about 20 to 25 minutes), but drinks were served up fast and service at the bar, where we sat, was good. They did a good job of keeping an eye on us. The "busboy" (is there a better term for this? serving assistant?) was also very nice and on the ball.

          My only real complaints have to do with the noise level. It's very loud and unless you're sitting right next to a dining companion, you'll have to shout to be heard, at least when the restaurant is filled to capacity as it was, tonight.