Friday, May 25, 2012

Six Feet Under





Crab Cake Po'Boy - Three sauteed lump crab cakes on a toasted hoagie, topped with fresh spinach, corn, mustard sauce, and micro greens

Side salad


Oh, Six Feet Under. You slay me with your overpriced menu items, especially the seafood options. In lieu of ordering a "real" entree, I opted for a crab cake sandwich. I substituted chips (read: fries) for a side salad (with a side serving of balsamic vinaigrette, of course!). The salad came out first and was an okay size for a side salad. There was a lot of cheese though, which I can't complain about but some people might not prefer it. The hoagie bread was not impressive but everything on it was. I liked the combination of flavors and textures with the crab and the spinach/corn/micro green mix. Thinking back on it, I should have eaten the contents of the sandwich with the side salad instead of after. The mustard sauce definitely made it all taste better. It's hard to tell, however, the quantity of the lump crab cakes from the picture. :o\

A friend of mine ordered the seafood gazpacho and really liked it. The chips (fries) weren't like French fries, they were fried sliced potatoes like potato chips. It was an okay meal overall.

This meal was at a birthday dinner, and we ended up waiting a long time for a table. I think there were two key issues: one, the hostess had the reservation but did not have an accompanying phone number with which to call our party to indicate a table was available; and two, there was a large party (another birthday) sitting at our future table that stayed there for at least an hour after they were done eating. To the first point, if you don't have the phone number, then why don't you ask the people milling around outside the restaurant if they are part of that party? I don't understand this. I did not handle the reservation, and I don't know what Six Feet's policy is with respect to reservations but really? Most places would at least have the courtesy to shout your name. It's not like we could all wait by the door because the entryway is super tiny (and valet service is right outside the door), which limits the number of people who can stand there and wait. On the flip side, one or two of us in the party could have waited in or near the entryway. Yes, I know. Still, for some reason, this part was bungled.

To the second point, had the restaurant not been busy, it would have been fine for such a large party to stick around but this is not proper restaurant etiquette when a restaurant is busy. When you see people waiting outside, then you should know you have to leave to free up a table. This part of the dinner was frustrating as was the fact that our party of 15 had to be split among three tables around the restaurant (four, four, and seven). Our server was just okay; he didn't exactly remember who ordered what. Plus, it took a long time for the food to come out. Geez, now that I'm thinking about it, I probably wouldn't go back! The service was lackluster and the food is overpriced. Not even the restaurant's patio can salvage a future experience.

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