But Andrew and I finally planned to have dinner there, and we kept this plan this time.
Fortunately he knows well enough to defer to me when it comes to what to order.
|salt cod fritters with a caramel ginger sauce|
I didn't bother to bring my backpack of my camera, in order to take good pictures with the flash in this darkly lit restaurant, and I'm sorry. I just couldn't get it up to be a total asshole that day. These were fine, but honestly they didn't really rock my world, and the serving size was small (four balls, only a drizzle of the fancy fun sounding sauce) for seven bucks. I realized though that without my backpack, I didn't have any Lactaid with me, so after ordering, I had to run home and back in the rain in order to be able to eat ranch with my fries.
|Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich with Currant Mango Mayo and a small salad|
This sandwich was very nice. A curried chicken salad with a fun and yummy sounding dressing is always a good bet at a restaurant. The bun was soft and sweet, except, oddly, there were a couple of stiff spots on it. The salad was a simple and delightful bunch of greens. It's $12 for dinner and $8 at lunch, so get it at lunch. This was poor planning on my part. See below for a breakdown of when to try what.
|Black Swan Burger and fries($12) with a fried organic egg ($2) and swiss ($1.5) added|
The burger comes with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomatoes and whatever dressings you care for. The bun is the same as the one from the chicken salad sandwich. Burger rating: 6/10. You could opt for the salad, but you get a crap load of fries if you go with that option! They were medium-thick, lightly salted, with the perfect crisp out/soft in dynamic. Fry rating: 8/10. They didn't have ranch, but the waitress obliged my request for the chipotle mayo I noticed comes with the blackened salmon sandwich, which was, of course, the shit. Of course it means that I'd run home in the rain for nothing, since I didn't wind up digesting any lactose.
They've also got a nice drink list, including good draft beers at $6. During the daily happy hour from 11:30 AM to 8 PM, draughts, wine and wells are only $4, shots only $3.
On Tuesdays from 6PM-8PM, they do all you can eat mussels nights for $15.
On Wednesdays they do unlimited Prosecco for $10 from 6PM-8PM.
Thursdays get you $4 margaritas from 6PM-8PM.
What I'd order if I were you at brunch:
(For $16.95, you get one drink and your choice of entrees)
-Island Spiced Roast 1/4 Chicken with rice, beans and collard greens $7
-Cuban black bean soup $5 (not sure if it's going to be anything really great or interesting, but it might be)
-Soup du jour
-Grilled portobello, caramelized onion, goat cheese sandwich with fries or salad $10
-Fried catfish sandwich with salad $9
-Curried chicken salad sandwich etc. with salad from above $8
Dinner (but these had better be good 'cause the prices are high. Honestly, I'd steer you toward sticking to the lunch/brunch/late menus here, but if you're gonna do it):
Late night (11:30 or 12:00 to closing):
-Fried Calamari with chipotle aioli for $8 (cheapest time)
-Veggie Empanadas for $6 (cheapest time)
-The Grilled Portobello Sandwich with fries or a salad is $10 at this time too.
-8 Piece Chicken wings for $8 (buffalo, sweet and spicy, Thai, or jerk) (cheapest time)
They have ever-changing dessert options.