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Posted by Kate on 01/27/2010
Make sure to have a reservation to sit in the back dining room as they do get busy. My friend and I shared a bunch of things on the menu and the food was very good. I was a big fan of the mac n cheese! The Tipsy Parson dessert is really great too!!! You must try it. The Mint Julep drink has a very interesting vibe to it. Overall, I would probably not come back because I've tried everything I wanted to on the menu.
Posted by Tanya O. on 01/23/2010
So delicious! Plus the place is really well decorated. Cozy and thoughtful. The only criticism is that the busboys do too much water pouring. It's a little disruptive. But that is nitpicking, because the place is fabulous!
Posted by girlfromthesouth on 01/23/2010
As a southern transplant, I know I'm a bit harder to please with a place like this. From all the reviews I had read, I was ready to give it an enthusiastic try. That said, I won't be returning. Strike 1: the food. Overwrought, overcooked, overglazed in some cases. From the rolls in the beginning (frozen in the middle), to the hush puppies (fried to a darkened crisp) and main dishes (too much to explain here....) Perhaps an attempt to "class up" southern classics, they went a bit too far away from what makes classics good in the first place. Simple, fresh ingredients go a long way. Also, no sweet tea on the menu. Unheard of below the Mason Dixon, would have been nice to have here. Strike 2: thoughtless service. Perhaps bc it's new and it was a busy night, there are some hiccups. Our orders were mixed up, items left off, and took a very long time to arrive. Waitstaff seemed to not want to even try. Strike 3: pricey menu, when taking into account strikes 1 and 2, it's hard to justify prices like these.
Posted by westvill1973 on 01/15/2010
I've been to Tipsy Parson twice since they opened, once with my mom (who's in her 60s) and once with my 30-something girl friends. And everyone (including me) has LOVED it!! The atmosphere in the dining room is like being at a really special, yet warm and comfy dinner party, and it creates the perfect vibe for an easy good time. And the food is SICK. We weren't disappointed in anything we had (which is shocking, since we tried a pretty huge portion of the menu!), but some of the biggest highlights were the chicken livers, the lamb ribs, the duck breast, the parsnip soup and the grasshoper dessert (haven't tried the Tipsy Parson yet, shockingly!). Also, the pork shank was probably the best I've had in my life -- and I am a BIG fan of the swine. I don't usually bother posting restaurant reviews unless I really love a place or am wildly offended by it. Tipsy Parson is definitely the former case -- it's a REALLY great new restaurant, and I hope that even in this horrible economy people still go and check it out. Personally, I can't wait to go back soon and try brunch!
Posted by Happy Couple on 01/02/2010
My Fiance and I stopped into Tipsy Parsons for dinner on a Saturday night and we had a wonderful time! They were able to seat us with no reservations after a drink at the bar. The food was very well done, the bartender made drinks for us based on our moods that evening and the server was there when we needed them. we really enjoyed the decor and the warmth of the place. We plan on going back!
Posted by Donna on 12/30/2009
We were so pleasantly surprised to find that the service issues at Tipsy Parson were greatly exaggerated. This place is a gem, serving food that feels truly home cooked to order. Our server was attentive but not intrusive, well-versed in the menu and he had a great sense of humor, something often lacking in the NY dining experience. The mac and cheese with bacon will be a favorite of yours, I promise. Have the fig rumaki, the Fry Up and the fall-off-the-bone lamb ribs for appetizers and you'll be hooked on the Southern flavors with an elegant twist.
Posted by WB on 12/29/2009
If you love gourmet comfort food (and who doesn't?), you must try this restaurant. Everything we ordered was divine. Started off with biscuits, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts and the fried pickles. Then my dining partner and I shared the steak for dinner. We left full and satisfied. The only let down was service. The appetizers took so long to come out, then the main course arrived a minute later. We didn't understand the wait, as the restaurant was not crowded. Regardless, it was delicious and I would recommend it.