Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday Night Eats at EATONVILLE...

The Gardener and I headed off on Saturday night to check out the newly opened Eatonville...by the same people that brought us Busboys & Poets...

Our first impressions are VERY favorable, with one small exception not unique to Eatonville...

Almost every restaurant that seems to be in existence these days places tables for 2 people in a single row within 12 inches of each other so you not only get to find out everything that is going on in your dining companion's life, but you get to find out everything that's going on in the lives of the people to your immediate left and right!

Dear restaurant owners (not just Eatonville)- please do everyone a HUGE favor...aside from not wanting to cook at home, people go out to have a conversation with THEIR friends and/or family - NOT the friends and family of complete strangers that happen to sit next to them...
PLEASE PROVIDE A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF PRIVACY FOR YOUR GUESTS and move these tables further apart!

Now that that's off my chest, we really DID enjoy EATONVILLE...
loved the overall vibe, the artwork, the music...our waiter was super-friendly and attentive and the food was delicious...

We started off with an "Apple Tart" cocktail which consisted of bourbon, ginger ale, apple cider, a splash of apple pucker and a cherry!
So delicious Mr Q had two of them and forgot to take a picture!

For appetizers we started with the Fried Green Tomatoes ($6)...crispy and delicious...

We also tried the Hushpuppies stuffed with Rock Shrimp and Leek Fondue ($8), which were GREAT!! Yummy...the Gardener thought they could have been a little warmer, but even with that, they were really really good!

Being from the South himself, the Gardener felt it was his duty to check out their Crispy Chicken Breast with mashed potatoes and gravy and collard greens ($14)...the chicken was truly finger-lickin' good...Mr Q tried a couple pieces himself and indelicately chewed on the bone once the Gardener declared himself finished...the spices in the chicken coating were scrumpdilicious...


Mr Q was running a 10K the next day so tried to stay healthy that evening (ignore those two bourbon drinks during dinner) and ordered the Apple Cider BBQ Glazed Salmon ($15)...the BBQ glaze was fab and the asparagus and sweet potatoes were a perfect complement to the meal...

The dessert menu wasn't printed yet, so our friendly waiter (who just moved to DC from Alabama) suggested we should really try the peach cobbler ($6)...well, Mr Q isn't really a big fan of fruit-based desserts, and we were completely full...but we ordered the fruit cobbler anyway...and we were VERY happy (in a gluttonous way) that we did order it....
hmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm!!

So that's a wrap on our first to Eatonville...for a restaurant that hasn't even been open a week the service and the food were consistently incredible! Keep it up - we'll be back!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks and sounds deeelicious! Thanks for the tantalizing review, Mr. Q.

-Holay

Mr. Q said...

Anytime Holay...it was a last minute decision or we would have called you to add your thoughts to the review!