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Posted by Not that Great on 05/21/2007
Went to B.Smiths on May 19, 2007 before a matinée. The food was lackluster. The fried green tomato appetizer was insipid, the crab cakes were fine fare, but the cakes' accompanying bean salsa contained nearly raw beans and not enough tomatoes. For our main dishes nothing was spectacular, or worth eating again. The only true virtues were that it was conveniently located near our theater and the service was good.
Posted by Marilyn Lee on 03/21/2007
Visited with a friend on a Sat matinee day...we were seeing The Color Purple. I had wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. We were the 1st people to arrive and the staff was so nice and even though they were just opening for lunch, made us feel welcome and seated us in a good spot to relax and people watch. Loved the atmosphere...had a very pleasant server who explained all of the options and specials. We ordered from the fixed luncheon menu and the salad was so good...the dressing was a citrus blend and just right...my friend and I shared a serving of sweet potatoes...which the server divided into two separate bowls which were generous portions on their own. I had a chicken dish which was wonderful and although not a fan of grits...it was really surpringly good. The presentation of the food was done well also...and made it that much appetising. We each had the Bourban bread pudding. At 1st my friend was skeptical about ordering it but as she told the server...she became a believer. Even the rest room was very nice...No complaints...but maybe a suggestion...to put Sweet potato fries on the menu and sweet potato pie...now that would be a treat...maybe they don't want to be that traditional but I think it would be a plus...I will definately go back and reccommended it to others.
Posted by Ken on 11/24/2006
My first visit- I was taking a dear friend from Germany and her Aunt out for dinner. Where to go? I don't mind spending a few dollars but when I do I like to have a pleasant dining experience. Don't like crowds, waiting, being rushed, pretense, amateur service or average food. My experience was more than I expected. Had an 8:30 reservation on Friday, dropped the car off across the street ($15 to park-what nice suprise!). Walked in and I liked what I saw- a warm classy place- felt comfortable from the beginning. Everyone was pleasant and made us feel welcome - great staff! Interesting menu- something for everyone. By defination I know I'm not going to have the best ribs in town but this place has lots to offer. The menu is intriquing. We had great Martini's to start and sampled the menu offerings for the next 2 hours. No diasappointment here. I don't know to many places to have a Martini, curried crispy oysters, a Swamp thang over greens with mac& cheese and finish with a great creme brulee. I'll be back. This is a restaurant that has a vision and on the night I was there it worked. You have heard it before but I can honestly say -Try It You'll Like It!
Posted by One Bad Apple on 11/07/2006
I have been to B. Smith's several times this year already. The first time I carried 5 ladies from Chicago and then the next visit, 2 ladies from St. Louis. I wanted to give them soul food "with a twist". The food and service both excellent and allowing for ample time to get to our play. However, on my most current visit (and quite possibly my last) the management allowed a new waiter to serve on one of the busiest play nights - Saturday! We barely had enough time to eat and to make the play, although we allowed for 2 hours. We had no time to have dessert or coffee, which is a treat. Also, when you make a reservation, be sure to stress the date, day AND time that you'd like to eat. You might even want them to repeat it back to you! Don't get the mojito - not their thing.
Posted by customer on 10/01/2006
The food was good! My mother and I went and she had the lobster ravioli and I had the buttah ribs. Both entrees were excellent however, my mother's lobster ravioli dish didn't taste of lobster at all! In any case it was good. The table bread was not good...It was a little hard and not warmed. Oh and the food was not temperature hot which was a little disappointing.
Posted by Soulful Woman on 03/11/2006
The food was absolutely fantastic. Presentation of food excellent! Pretty pricey, but worth the experience. Not sure what type of soulfood the others are used too, but I have eaten soulfood all my life and from everywhere and "B.Smith's" food was different from most "soulfood" places. This restaurant incorporates a bit of soul with a lot of class. Atmosphere is very romantic.
Posted by MsVictoria on 01/02/2006
Myself along with 5 friends had the pleasure of dining at B. Smith's. We thought the food was just OK. It was served hot and in a timely manner but the overall service was only mediocre. Also after reviewing the bill I notced they charged me for an extra meal, then it took forever to get the problem resolved. I guess after reading reviews we expected more than what we got.