Not a happy time at Fat Cat
so i don't usually write reviews of places, but i was so excited to try Fat Cat because it's very near my house and i'm a Green Mill patron, so I thought it would be great to have a cute vintage swanky place to eat before a show...i was so incredibly disappointed tonight in so many ways i don't even know where to begin. being a Friday night, we knew it would be crowded - not a problem - but the noise level throughout the place was deafening - if you want to have a conversation during dinner, this is NOT the place to go. the drinks were ok - at the table we had a hi-hat, a sidecar, and a beer -- the cocktails were sugary, watered down versions of the real thing - you are better off just getting a draft. for an appetizer we had the corn-doggies, which were quite good, but our main courses left much to be desired - pulled pork sandwich, house burger, and grilled cheese all lacked flavor and were not anything that i can't get (better) at any other comfort food/upscale bar food joint. the service was ok - nothing outstanding - but what really got me was the amount of flat screen t.v.'s everywhere - why have dim lights and candles on the tables when everything is illuminated by the sports channel? it was very distracting and annoying and destroyed what potential there was for ambiance. (there was one directly behind my head, and i had one to my right and one right in front of me) if i wanted to go to a sports bar, i would have. i expected something very different from the write-ups i had read, so i'm very sad to say that i really did not have a good experience tonight - my party and i thought maybe we would come back during the week when it isn't so crowded, but by the end of our evening we all said once was enough - and will probably never go back.