Posted: 5/1/2012Provided by Citysearch -
There were 5 of us guys that went out to dinner to Hattie's on a Friday night. We had reservations, had to wait about 20 minutes for our table, and I eagerly anticipated seeing the menu. This was my first visit and I heard good things. <br> <br>The decor of the place is nice. I think they did a good job. Nice bar. The restaurant is kind of long and narrow, yet the tables are small and cramped. 3 of 5 of us are over 6'4"" and we were squeezed on a round table meant for 4, barely room for our plates. A shared appetizer had to be very carefully placed around the candle/sugar/salt/pepper items on the table and of course our plates and glasses. <br> <br>The food here is the star. The eclectic menu is a nod to Southern cooking with a modern twist, plus additional nouveau cuisine added to the menu. We shared an appetizer of an amazing onion tart with a fig jam. Absolutely delicious. My main course was scallops that had a whole lot going on between the sauce and veggies it came with. I give this place high marks for the food. <br> <br>The service wasn't so great. Our waiter, although annoying, seemed dismissive. The food that came out of the kitchen was more Applebee's style: ""who had the salad? OK... hang on for the next round of plates to come out"". Not impressive. The waiter also misstated the info on the glass of wine I ordered, which wasn't a cardinal sin, irritated me nonetheless. What was a cardinal sin, however, is the overcharging of my credit card. Waiter decided to add extra money to his tip despite getting 18%. Not only is this deceitful, but unacceptable of a restaurant of this caliber. <br> <br>If they fix the service in this place, it would be ranked excellent. Go for the food but don't expect much for service.