Day 55: 212 Market Street Restaurant – Chattanooga, TN

by Jeff

“The best brunch I have ever had! I was very impressed with this restaurant.” Miranda J.

212 Market Street Restaurant Chattanooga, TN

212 Market Street Restaurant Chattanooga, TN

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

Several of the "specials" on the board caught our eye!

Several of the "specials" on the board caught our eye!

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!

212 Market Street is a Wine Spectator Award Winning Restaurant!

212 Market Street is a Wine Spectator Award Winning Restaurant!

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.

Very fresh Rock Shrimp served in a tomato bisque with Arugala

Very fresh Rock Shrimp served in a tomato bisque with Arugala

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“.

Wild Alaskan King Salmon with Asparagus

Wild Alaskan King Salmon with Asparagus

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.

Bison Short Ribs braised with Ginger-Miso served with Wasabi Sweet Potatoes

Bison Short Ribs braised with Ginger-Miso served with Wasabi Sweet Potatoes

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!

Desert Tray at 212 Market Street...all house made!

Desert Tray at 212 Market Street...all house made!

212 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 265-1212
Fresh food, creatively presented and graciously served!

Fresh food, creatively presented & graciously served!

212 Market Street Restaurant Summer 2010 Menu

212 Market Street Restaurant Summer 2010 Menu

Jeff & Patrice Wishmyer – Full Time Realtors with Prudential RealtyCenter are the real estate experts for those considering buying or selling a home. They work with employees of companies such as Volkswagen, Alstom Power and TVA as they relocate either to or from Chattanooga, TN. ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com is quickly becoming the Relocation Guide for the Southeastern Tennessee area featuring housing, events, attractions, recreation, schools, dining, local news and much more. Put Us to Work for You Today! 423-424-8749

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sally moses June 28, 2010 at 10:46 am

wow! Thanks for the great comments about 212! After striving for 18 years to be a fun, delicious destination we are really pleased that you enjoyed the results!
The next time you visit we should have our solar installation complete – Tennessee’s 1st Certified Green Restauran and Bicycle Friendly Business.
Have a great summer and stay cool! Sally & 212 Family

Jeff June 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Sally, you are welcome, consider adding a link to your page. ChattanoogaAndBeyond (link is simply, http://chattanoogaandbeyond.com/?s=212)
Be well,
Jeff

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