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Posted by AM on 06/24/2012
I recently made a reservation for a 10:45am(!) brunch for two online, and when we arrived, the hostess acted like we literally had two heads. The restaurant was EMPTY, but she attempted to squeeze us at the communal table between the only other people in the restaurant, saying all of the other tables were reserved. I've been to tipsy parson many times before, but as soon as a place gets this full of itself, I say it's time to move on.
Posted by foodfinder on 09/04/2011
Went this morning for one of the best, most satisfying brunches ever. Had the chicken and waffles special -- chicken was superb and not at all greasy, but properly salted and flavored, waffle was wonderful. Also had lemon-cornmeal pancakes with berries and lemon butter, and they were divine. Skip the cheddar cornbread -- unremarkable and $5 for one piece. But the rest of the food was truly special and not overly fussy. The atmosphere was a real treat as well. We sat in the back room and you feel like your in a pub or inn in a small village. The service was incredibly friendly. It's also nice that the restaurant, while cozy, could easily accommodate larger parties, as so many special brunch places can't. Looking forward to returning again.
Posted by Sarah on 11/28/2010
Incredible food prepared by Chef Dominic Rice! Excellent combination of flavors and eye catching presentation. Best brined chicken I've had in years. I recommend the Tipsy Parson for dessert. My mouth left satiated.
Posted by Bruni Wanto Be on 11/21/2010
Recent Sunday brunch food was terrific. Unforunatley, the host has an inferiority complex about being in the company of celebs and the upper class. Unable to predict a wait time, forced to mislead to maintain patrons, and audacious enough pretend his behavior is in the right, this man has more issues that Rangel. I would craft a more negative review, but for the qualoity of the food.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/20/2010
Decided to try the much touted Tipsy Parsons as an anniversary treat. As a NY'er born/raised in the South, I was dying for great cornbread (yes!), a tasty twist on a traditional cocktail ( Pear Gimlet!) and their infamous Kale Salad- a mouthwatering mix of sweet/savory flavors (altho a tad salty for my taste). My partner loved her Sorghum Ribs ( the generous portion turned into lunch next day) and my Shrimp/Grits + Fried Green Tomato was hot/spicy and satisfying. Our delightful server was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and charming. Need I say more?! Order the killer Apple Cobbler for 2 (must be ordered with apps-it takes an hour!) and take home whatever is left for breakfast. Fond memories - we'll be back!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/17/2010
But that's NOT why we loved this place! Besides our sweet server, everything here was just..really nice! Went in on a sat night w no reservation. Once we all arrived we were sedted quickly and at a good table in back dining room. Had more tasty cocktails (frozen grape julep was gooood!) a bunch of small plates (def get the hush puppies) and then shared a huge pork chop, roast chicken, mac n chz and grits. More things on the menu to try next time but would be pretty happy to eat the exact same meal again!
Posted by chelseagal on 10/14/2010
I wasn't sure what to expect on wednesday when i went to tipsy parson after a show at the joyce (run, don't walk to see sankai juku, btw!) but actually had a great time! thought their food was delicious - I had an awesome (and large!) kale salad, whole roasted game hen and a couple of cocktails (both really good, one with fig and one with a chai/sugar rim - yum) but the big winner was actually my husband's catfish...never even knew I liked this usually muddy tasting fish, but this one was GOOD! really good! thought our server was really gracious and knowledgeable. Too tired to stay for dessert this time but had a really enjoyable night and will definitely come back. Don't quite get some of the other reviews here but...hey, not my night.