Wednesday, May 29, 2024 May 29, 2024
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Restaurant Reviews

Screen Door: Lunch Edition


I went there for lunch yesterday with a friend. After being told that we would not be able to get a table because they were full, we opted to sit at the bar, which was better (read: quicker) anyway. Still, the place was hardly packed, but whatev.  As Todd said here, the lunch was tasty, but to my mind (pocketbook?) a tad pricey. I had a meatless salad with four ingredients (arugula, goat cheese, asparagus, and two piddly roasted tomatoes), and it was $14. Really? (Saving grace: generous flecks of black truffle in the vinaigrette.) My friend had a generous portion of shrimp and grits for $19, with the biggest shrimp I have ever seen. Things I liked: the spiced sweet scones, pre-meal, were delicious. And the bartender was a sweetheart and kept the water poured without being on top of us. Also, valet is free at lunch, and the Arts District location is really easy to get in and out of (off of Woodall Rogers and back onto Central). I’ll go back, if only just to drink. Though probably not this.