I liked the joint. Not crowded- food prices good. Super nice waitress. Friend and I shared a chicken dish and I believe some oysters. Tasty.
Hey- if you are on Hawthorne and you want a pleasant, no-hassle experience- give Fado a try.
Portugese wine is a little different from Spanish and not over-priced at Fado.
Just throwing this out- but some of us are not foodies. Just want some reasonably priced, somewhat healthy food and a nice table by a window. I thought Fado's food was a little different, and would probably appeal to a fairly wide range of tastes if you are trying to please the in-laws.
I am furious. This article was FULL of words, some longer than others. When will the media learn?
So I live right by the place. I walk past it several times daily. I've seen it full on a few occasions. Food isn't bad at all and the reviewer might have been half drunk when she wrote this. Also the Mercury should ask for a refund for whatever they paid her for the review because they got ripped off by someone who has no clue what they're talking about.
Not one to argue with food reviews but one as shitty as this should probably have some sort of counterpoint especially when the reviewer claims the place is never full when it is very full pretty frequently.
I honestly feel like we are getting punked. I'd Put a 10 spot down that says Ms. Damewood was or is still currently, a Yelp Elite. YUMMY! ADORBS! OMNOMNOMNOM!
Oh hi first time commenters.
"HOW DARE YOU THINK MY FRIEND'S RESTAURANT ISN'T CURRENTLY WONDERFUL I LIKE THEM SO THEIR FOOD MUST BE GREAT WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THAT?"
You the are the greatest food writer I have ever read.
I agree everything should be a food cart.
Unfortunate they do not have good Pasteis de Balcalhau......but having lived 8 years in Lisbon I am still going to check it out when I get a chance
The title, tag line, and first 2 paragraphs of your review don't really match what you say in the rest of it. You are overly critical to start yet give glowing reviews of the food. The only things you don't seem to like are the drinks and the fact that the restaurant started in a shop and not as a food truck. What "basics" are you referring to in your misleading tag line; because when it comes to eating out, the basics of cooking and taste should be most important, both are things you didn't seem to have an issue with.
As a side note, please remember that Grandma's Top Shelf is named for a real person, the owner's Grandmother, before you start throwing around rude and hurtful comments you appear to find quippy. You don't like the drink, that is fine, but I am not sure how taking digs at an actual person and not just the drink itself is constructive or helpful to the restaurant or future patrons.
I tried going for breakfast at Tilt on a Sunday about a month ago. They did not have their act together and the line was. not. moving. So I hoofed it over to Fuller's--also local, also plentiful, faster, and without a restaurant concept to process.
I think you need to raise your judgy mcjudgerson up to at least a 5 out of 10. The comparison to Red Robin is a good one. Unfortunately, the food at Red Robin is not good.
As much as I detest that area of town and some of the people in it.....lets break this down, decent quality, good price , large portions.....I am trying this. I will just ignore the adult children of the Pearl....simple enough just like them
Comparing the Pearl to an "effin' abomination" is an insult to abominations.
Go forth and sin no more.
Christ. The Pearl is a fucking abomination.
It'd be nice if the Swan Island location had a bar, come to think of it.
Andrea, I may be biased, but you are such a good writer. God bless you! UM
How do you choose the restaurants you review? Does the Merc pay for you to bring a plus 1? CAN I BE IT??
This place really is amazing. Definitely worth a visit.
Didn't another reviewer at the Merc give a raving review of Life of Pie a few months ago?
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