After mixing up my nights, Town Hall graciously worked us in on Wednesday night (our reservation was actually for Thursday night, but I mixed up my plans and thought our reservation was for Wed night) Anyways, they were very nice and had a table ready for us in no time.
To start, we were all in the mood for a nice refreshing cocktail from their recommended cocktail list. Mom and I had the Dorothy Parker (think lemony martini) and my sister got The Fine Line (tequila concoction). All drinks were superb and definitely refreshing.
As an appetizer we ordered several of the oysters recommended by our very nice waiter as well as the sardines. We had mixed reviews on the sardines, Dad and I really liked the smokey flavor, sister was not sold. The oysters were delicious and fresh. We also split an order of the roasted beet salad, a mixture of mache lettuce, beets and a goat cheese croquette, which was delicious, it just wasn’t large enough to split between four people.
For our entrees, I had the grilled catfish with rice and okra, Dad had the fried Buttermilk Chicken (one of their most popular dishes), my sister had the grouper and mom had the sole. Everything was delicious but the real winners, in my opinion, were the side dishes. While ordering, we made a game time decision and ordered the smoked andouille sausage jambalaya as well as the cheese grits (so smooth and creamy). For a family of southerners, we were thoroughly impressed with these two side dishes, dishes that are hard to find this well made outside of the south. Next time I go, I’m just going to get the beet salad and a side order of jambalaya and I’ll be set. I ate more of the jambalaya than I did my entree, honestly.
On to dessert, we split an order of the Coffee and Donuts as well as the Butterscotch and Chocolate Pots de Creme. Honestly, I could’ve done without both, neither of them knocked my socks off. Don’t get me wrong, they were tasty, but when you’re going to consume extra calories in dessert, I want to be floored.
All in all, the staff and service was excellent, water glass was always full, waiter was full of great recommendations and was very attentive.
342 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94105