“The best brunch I have ever had! I was very impressed with this restaurant.” Miranda J.
divine, scrumptious, excellent, the best, delicious, fresh, out of this world, fantastic, yummy, creative, memorable, worth the 50 mile drive… these were all comments I gleaned from the restaurant review site, Yelp.com about 212 Market Street
Patrice and I were set on 212 Market Street as we headed out to pick up mom for an early dinner but we always ask her where she would like to go. It was unanimous when she told us a friend had recommended 212 to her that afternoon. It was a drag that I didn’t have my camera and would have to rely on my phone!
Arriving a bit early in the evening we were seated quickly and found our waiter Ben to be very pleasant and professional. We ordered drinks, Patrice a glass of dry red, an Elderflower Mimosa for my mom and I had a bottled beer. The wine list at 212 is a “Wine Spectator” Award Winner!
Patrice started with the Baby Spinach Salad served with Hazelnut Vinaigrette, Spiced Pecans, Gorgonzola and Sliced Apples. I ordered a freshly made roll with Pickett’s Farm Smoked Trout and served with a delicious tomato/mango sauce.
The Fried Green Tomatoes with a Cajun Slaw and Creole Remoulade were a treat. Wow, I forgot to mention the Rock Shrimp served in a Tomato Bisque, my 87 year old mom commented that “these are the best shrimp I have ever tasted“.
For her entree my mom scaled down to another appetizer and ordered the Mediterranean Sampler, Tabbouleh, Hummus, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives with Pita Points that tasted right out of the oven. Patrice ordered Wild Alaskan King Salmon off the “specials” board and I asked for the Ginger-Miso Braised Bison Short Ribs with Wasabi Sweet Potatoes, Sesame Slaw and Tempura Shitakes.
Patrice would like to ask Chef, Ryan Cutchins to give her the technique used to prepare the salmon, enough said! The sampler was an explosion of flavors and my short rib dish was simply amazing. Shared among us was a bowl of a Ham Gratin cooked with local mushrooms.
We were completely satisfied and enjoying conversation with the dessert tray looming. While I was hoping she would order the layered angel food cake and sorbet, Ben, our waiter, coaxed my mom with a fresh cobbler and I settled for the house made Coconut Sorbet with a cup of black coffee.
212 Market Street is a great restaurant, featuring fresh, local ingredients at reasonable prices. They advertise many lunches under $7 each. In addition the service is top notch, making 212 a perfect place for lunch or dinner. There is also a second floor outdoor space for dining which we have not tried yet but will very soon!
riddle: What do you get when you drop out the first and the last number…#1!212 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 265-1212
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