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Posted by Brenda on 06/28/2010
Went on Sunday 6/27/2010 after seeing the last show of Hair (which was fabulous!) I previously looked up vegetarian friendly restaurants in the theatre district & came across B Smiths. Finally something for me to order besides a salad or pasta! I chose the rib dish (made of Soy products) that came with greens and mashed sweet potatoes. The ribs were great although I have a feeling they may have been a variation of the Boca or Morningstar vegetarian brand, if not the actual brand itself (as opposed to being restaurant made). I also found myself grabbing for salt to add to the sweet mashed potatoes, which I RARELY do. Generally, I can say I was satisfied as I finally ate something different than what I'm normally forced to choose as people have different ideas of what vegetarian meals consist of! I also had the vegetarian steamed dumplings, which were very good. The entree was $24 and dumplings were $9. My mother ordered the fried chicken dish, which she absolutely loved.....$25. My boyfriend, on the other hand, ordered the Chilean sea bass which came with a side of Japanese eggplant. The piece of sea bass was fairly generous however, we really should've questioned what the eggplant would taste like. I could tell on my boyfriend's taste that he was disappointed so I tasted a piece. It was tough to cut and bland in taste. I tasted a piece, added some salt & pepper but that didn't do the trick. I grabbed some of the dipping sauce from the dumplings but that only masked the taste of bland-ness from the eggplant! Since the restaurant allows for substitutions, we should've thought the eggplant out further and swapped it out for something else. The dish was $36 and only disappointing for the fact that the side portion of the eggplant remained untouched because of the taste. When we got home my boyfriend ended up eating something light because the fish alone simply didn't fill him. Another mistake that was made was ordering a bottle of water. It barely filled up our 3 glasses and cost $12! They also do not have free refills and charge for every glass of soda or iced tea that you order. We did show our ticket stub from the play, which saved us 20%. The bill for the 3 of us, no alcoholic drinks, was $147. I wonder if we would've been better off with the Prix Fixe Menu although the choices are limited. Although disappointed for my boyfriend I was satisfied with my choice. Worth trying out but I most likely will not return.
Posted by cmra1 on 05/26/2010
We were in town for an anniversary and stopped in before a show for the special menu. Service was great, food good. Being from the Atlanta area it is interesting to see other reviews that were not so great, but they hit some good southern food dead on. The black eyed peas were great, meat loaf was good. The wife got her favorite dish, mac and cheese and was extremely happy with the choice.
Posted by Kara on 07/13/2009
Went there for a birthday dinner on Saturday. While the waitstaff was quite attentive, I was disappointed in my food. I knew something was wrong when I kept reaching for the salt shaker. My whole dish had absolutely no taste what so ever. That was the general concensus around the table. Won't be going back here. Especially not for that money.
Posted by Cole Wasserman on 06/23/2009
I went here after a show the other night. I had the sea bass and pecan pie. They were both pretty good! Although, I must say my friend's fried chicken was better. Our waitress was pretty hot, too! Besides it being freezing cold in there, it was a good night. Might go back for cocktails soon.
Posted by Miyoshi on 06/16/2009
Being a vegetarian, I was scared there wouldn't be anything for me to eat here. The Clay Pot was really yummy and such a big portion! My boyfriend, who is a true carnivore, is still raving about the ribs. I would have liked to hear some more upbeat music though, and it was a little dim at my table. Overall, we really had a good time and will return.
Posted by Nic on 04/24/2009
I've been here twice and the food has been consistently delicious. The fried green tomatoes are to die for, and I just tried the Algiers salmon, which was perfectly cooked. My dining companions both enjoyed their entrees - the fried chicken and ribs - as well as the desserts. They had bread pudding and I had caramelized apples with ice cream and caramel sauce, and both were delicious. Not sure what the negative reviews are all about. Service was excellent and prompt.
Posted by Liz H on 03/05/2009
We ended up at B. Smiths Resturant before phantom of the opera and it was phenomenal. Prefixe menu was soooooo good. I had the shrimp rolls, salad, banana leaf salmon and the bread pudding with the wine pair and my mom had the veggie dumpings, meatloaf, and mouse and it was so good i want it again. I would def recommend for anyone at anytime. about the salmon, even my mother liked it and she doenst like fish LOL