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Comment Archives: Locations: 3 Stars

At least he gave a very basic and rudimentary description of the displays and a very basic idea of what to expect. But rather than give more examples and discuss some of the value, other than what damage can be done to your body (the negative side to things) nothing was given. No positive aspects of the exhibit were given, of which there are many. Budding physycians, massage therapists, physical therapists, nurses, anatomists, pathologists, other scientists would be fascintated by the complexity and design of the human body. The intricacies and fine detail are astounding. Instead the author goes into a silly diatribe about hallucinagenics and "tripping." How disappointing and unnecessary.
Rating Detail:
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 3

Posted by John Brewer on 03/08/2010 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Fulin's Asian Cuisine

u need to be open on holidays so more people can visit ur restraunt gosh
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 2
Overall: 3

Posted by savrina on 12/25/2009 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Miro District Food & Drink [Closed]

bland food and atmosphere. would not return despite the reasonably priced bottles.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 4
Overall: 3

Posted by amber Reed on 11/21/2009 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Chappy's

The ambiance of Chappy's was exactly what I would expect to find in a high end Cajun restaurant located outside of the French Quarter. It was well lit, had a very professional and courteous staff, and has décor of being a high-on-the-hog, off-Bourbon St restaurant. In fact the only thing I would change is a little Jazz or Zydeco playing in the background, and a bigger working area behind the bar and additional bartender for Saturday night(the poor gentleman was very overworked but doing a bang up job). Once seated (make reservations ahead of time), we were greeted by our waiter who gave a good attempt at explaining Cajun cuisine to me, not the best especially when talking to me but good enough for Music City clientèle . We were presented with a very well baked, leavened round bread which was served with four different butters(smoked alligator, strawberry, garlic, and plain) which were all uniquely good. And that is where my love affair with Chappy's ended... Since I have a strong passion about Cajun food I've chosen to evaluate each one individually from here on out. Appetizers: Turtle Soup au Sherry – The soup was very underwhelming and gave very little hint of Cajun seasoning, a common them I found. It was thinner than I expected almost to the point of being a turtle drink rather than turtle soup. The meat gave the very unique taste that it wasn't cleaned properly, most likely the suppliers fault. The bad taste of the turtle meat wasn't overpowering but it was there none the less and will ruin the best of turtle soups. The was no hint of boiled egg in mine, which is essential in turtle soup, and the sherry was just there. Fried green tomatoes – The tomatoes were lightly fried in flour and had a good taste. There was absolutely not even a hint of corn meal or corn flour used which is just faux pas with fried maters. The Hollandaise sauce was good but not worth writing home about. I'll get to the crawfish tail meat in a moment. Entrée: Crawfish Ettouffe - I was so disappointed in this dish that I need to break it down: The crawfish: These were of the Asian variety which tends to have a chalky texture to them. I was disappointed to find that a Chef hailing from New Orleans would not have a solid supplier for American crawfish. This might sound picky but Asian crawfish are not the same and won't bring first timers back to eat them, in fact I didn't finish mine. The rice: This was cooked well but again was not spicy, creole, or even the dirty recipe variety that one would expect in ettouffe or Cajun cuisine. Ettouffe: Meaning smothered. This may have been the only thing done right in this dish as there were plenty of the triad (onion, celery and bell peppers) and in proper proportions. Flavor and roux: These were by far the killers of my love affair with Chappy's. The flavor was completely lacking the “get in your mouth and dance a jig” that Cajun cuisine connoisseurs love. This is not to say that Cajun food should be overpoweringly spicy, it shouldn't but it should have a complex marriage of flavors that make your taste buds whoop and holler. The roux was a light roux and not the dark red variety that should be in an ettouffe, and it was undercooked. Roux: Roux is probably the single hardest and most essential part of Cajun dishes to master. There are two essential rules (more actually, but I'll keep it simple) to making roux. (1) If it smells scorched, throw it out and start over, and (2) The flour must be completely cooked and then removed from heat to stop the cooking process prior to moving forward with it in a dish. It was the second rule that Chappy's failed at. With roux, if the flour is not cooked fully and the cooking process stopped, it can give the dish a chalky texture and even worse leave the consumer very bloated as the flour continues to cook in one's gullet. Both were true here and it made my stroll over to Printer's Alley rather uncomfortable. Overall the dining experience was very good and Chappy's demeanor was that of the quintessential NOLA Chef, very jolly and laid back. But the meal was extraordinarily disappointing to this lover of all food Cajun. The blandness indicated to me that Chappy had left his roots in Louisianna and had given in the the bland pallets of the diners which seem to abound in Music City. Chappy's has great potential but I would like to see more authentic New Orleans flavors up a notch, or three, and hold roux making training for all the staff there. If you want to spend 5-star prices and enjoy Cajun cuisine, then I suggest skipping Chappy's and making the drive to Birmingham and dine at Crazy Cajun's Boiling Pot and you will come away more satisfied.
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 2
Overall: 3

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bolin on 11/15/2009 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Blue Bar

The telephone Number listed on this add is incorrect!
Rating Detail:
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 3

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Caleb on 11/09/2009 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Exit/In

I had seen Dear and the Headlights with Jimmy Eat World, and loved their live set. I have to say it was a little lackluster last night. Exit in, dead, bored staff, room full of skinny jean teenagers, and odd line-up. Kinch while sounded good, just seemed to be very out of place in nashville. And with the first band being The Cold Stares, sounded like Led Zeppelin or somebody opening for Toad the Wet Sprocket. Dear and the Headlights were great again live, singer is phenom. But I was still reeling from the first band to really intake the cool nerdiness that has become recent rock. Maybe I'm just too old (28), but after last night I went home and put up my recent emo collection, and dusted off my old catalog of fu manchu and veruca salt albums.
Rating Detail:
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 1
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by JoAnna Stacy on 10/02/2009 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Miro District Food & Drink [Closed]

I went with a small group of friends for dinner recently. The food was fantastic, but it took over 40 minutes to arrive. Even the salad didn't come out for 20-30 minutes, which makes me think our server forgot to put in our order. We only got apologies from other servers who brought out our food, and no offer to compensate for such a ridiculously long wait. Also, the drink prices are far too high.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by Jessica on 09/06/2009 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Royal Thai

Good food, somewhat overpriced, very slow service. The lunch prices are the same as the dinner prices ($10 to $15 for most entrees). Even though I was the only lunchtime customer in the restaurant, it took them 30 minutes to make a plate of spicy noodles, which most Thai restaurants in Nashville can do in 7 or 8 minutes.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by jfeldredge on 08/24/2009 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Bombay Bistro

Great Indian food, but why in the world are they so stingy with rice? I'm supposed to pay another $3 on top of my $35 takeout meal in order to get ONE serving per entree? One serving of rice per entree should be standard. Again, the food's really good, but it's already more expensive than other similar opitons, and charging extra for rice (which is so cheap, after all) makes it a losing value proposition.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 3

Posted by Melissa C on 08/10/2009 at 2:01 PM

Upscale and pricy? Really? I wonder if the person who wrote the review of this restaurant has actually ever been there. Shintomi is a pretty inelegant experience as dining goes. The restaurant shares space in a relatively quotidien shopping center populated with a nail salon, a stationery shop, a school supplies store, a possibly a dry cleaners if I remember correctly. The prices are pretty average in my opinion and I would not classify the rolls as gourmet by any stretch of the imagination. The fish quality is good, so if you're craving sushi in Green Hills, it's one of the better places to go. My ultimate verdict though: If you want fancy/pricy sushi, go to Virago. If you want excellent basic sushi, go to Tenno.
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by Ashley on 07/29/2009 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Grand Ole Opry House

I would give a five star if Mel and Pam Tillis are on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night June 13th on Central standard time here in Russellville Arkansas. You see I am a fan of both of them. Love to see and heara them sing. A Fan who thinks Mel is Grand.
Rating Detail:
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by Peggy Canard on 06/08/2009 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Pancake Pantry

On May 16th I learned on how to be seated quickly at Pancake Pantry. I was having breakfast with friends. The food was good as always. It was raining and there was a line outside. A man and woman entered thru the back door and asked a waitress they knew if she had a table. She seated them in front of everyone else. So next time it is raining and a line, just remember enter thru the back door and ask the tall gray hair lady to seat you.
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 3

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Steve McMillan on 05/26/2009 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Jamaicaway Restaurant And Catering

A few weeks ago, I tried the goat curry. It was a disappointment; I had lots of sauce, and eight bones, but only about half a cup of meat. The bones made up about twice as much volume as the meat did.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by John Eldredge on 05/03/2009 at 12:53 PM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

this was pretty good. Try the ribs!
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by Ray on 01/18/2009 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Mitchell Delicatessen

Staff is very rude on a consistant basis
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 3

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Brian on 12/15/2008 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Commodore Lounge

First time at the Commodore. We were very impressed by The young lady who preformed there 12-11-08, think her name was Candice Lynn. Couldn't stay to hear some of the later acts, but if she is an example of the quality of talent who are there on a regular basis, we will be back!! She is the reason we rated the atmosphere five stars. Thanks for an entertaining night, we"ll be back.
Rating Detail:
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 3
Overall: 3

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Greene on 12/12/2008 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Sol [Closed]

The service was lazy and the food lacked flavor. We had to send our food back to be cooked more thoroughly including the veggies. Which just confirmed to us that the staff is just lazy.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 3
Overall: 3

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brenda on 11/10/2008 at 5:51 AM

We were a bit mis-guided...casual yes...the food was excellent - both in presentation,taste and variety. However, the price surely didn't not compensate for the portion(s), atmosphere or service. It was great that all staff 'attended' to tables...but our actual waitress only checked in for dessert (or lack of) and the collection of the check. As far as value, it was not there...the portions...and ordering a glass of $9 wine, we expected at least 1/2 a glass! Wow. Trendy, to say the least. For the same $ we spent here, we could have shared the special at Morton's (service beyond belief and the food exquisite) appetizer, salad, entree and dessert.
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 2
Overall: 3

Posted by Frack on 08/16/2008 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Athens Family Restaurant

This was our first time visiting this location and we told that to the server. We were going for lunch and the food was really good. We ordered a combo platter so that we could try a few things. Our server just seemed like we were a bother to her. She gave me tea and then never refilled it again and even gave me an empty cup when I asked for my tea to go. We asked for a side of sauce that never came, but she still tried to charge it on our bill. She never interacted with our children either, which was bad for a "family restaurant". It was really sad, because a lot of those little things really add up. The food was really tasty as long as you don't mind bad service.
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 3
Overall: 3

Posted by Deb on 08/08/2008 at 12:15 PM

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