Monday, May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024
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My Review: Woodlands


Inspired by the chaos created by our loyal Disher who reviewed Woodlands, I headed over a little while ago for lunch. Here is my quick take.

It’s pretty, inside and out. Clean lines, warm wood floors, upholstered high-backed booths, and walls of stacked limestone. The dining room surrounds the bar and at 1:00PM, the place was about half full. Our waiter was very friendly and seemed a true professional. Our drinks, iced tea ($2.50) and water were delivered immediately and our orders were taken. We started with bubbling hot spinach artichoke dip ($8.00) served with lovely crispy flat bread. Ate it all. Then the waiter came back and asked us what we’d ordered for our entrée. No problem, we ordered the kobe sliders ($11.00) and mahogany chicken ($13.00). We waited about 15 minutes before he came back and asked us if we had ordered a cheeseburger. No, the “kobe” sliders. Three minutes later, the correct order arrived. The bread on the sliders was nice, but the “kobe” meat was dry despite the fact that it was drowning in sweet barbecue sauce. (Why bother with the “kobe” if you’re gonna smother it? IJS.) The skin on the chicken wasn’t crispy, it was all rubbery—I showed it to Timmy and he said it looked like a part(s) of his body that I will not print here. The dark meat was moist; the white meat was dry. The accompanying fingerling potatoes, which they gladly substituted for the mashed, were nice as were the julienned vegetables. With a tip, our lunch came to $44.00. There was no valet. If I lived down the street, I’d probably go back to try some of the other items on the menu—desserts “sounded” good–but I don’t. BTW, they only offer sweet potato fries which irked my friend. All-in-all, I was not impressed. Next.