07/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to the Solaris Grille several times, and each time, we hoped the food would improve. The decor is pleasant, and as I read in another review, it's true: you just want the food to be good. The restaurant is close to our house, and the outdoor seating is helpful, as we have a toddler. Each time we went, the food was worse than the previous visit. The vegetarian platter was full of grease: the spring rolls had nothing inside them, the fritters could nearly be wrung out from the grease, there was tasteless hummus with four chips, and I am not exactly sure what else appeared on my husband's plate. I had the Maryland crab chowder and it was overly spicy and tasteless at the same time. I sent it back. The coconut shrimp were just OK, or maybe it was the mustard sauce that saved them. We have also ordered the tuna in the past, I can't describe the taste but it was not good. The nachos are always limp and below average, at best. Service, every time we go, is ridiculously slow. Should it take 45 minutes to get a drink? The place was not full at all. There were three other tables, including ours. At least the waitress was pleasant. We will never, ever return. My husband cooks way better food than this overpriced slop.