Where He Took Me For Our First Date (A Restaurant Review)

Mimosas, Biscuits & Jam
Mimosa, Biscuits & Jam

Two weeks ago, I solicited your advice about which restaurant to choose for my first date with a guy. After much contemplation, I decided to go with a restaurant in the Low-Key-Yet-Nice-Vibes category. I selected Park’s Edge for brunch on a Saturday afternoon.

He picked me up at 12:30pm and we arrived at Park’s Edge at around 1:30pm. Yelp reviews advised that a reservation should be made for brunch on Saturday and Sundays, as they tend to get quite busy on the weekends, so a reservation was made for 1:30.

We arrived on time and surprised ourselves at how successful we were at finding street parking at a building that offered limited parking options. Park’s Edge is located in a residential area, which makes it difficult to find. Fortunately, management noticed this fact and are in the process of relocating to a new location. 

My Meal: Shrimp & Grits
My Meal: Shrimp & Grits

We walked inside and were told that despite the fact that we had a reservation, we still had to wait about 10 minutes for an indoor table and 30 minutes for an outdoor table.  It was bad enough that we were waiting in a narrow corridor, dodging people as they walked in and out of the front door. Given this, waiting an extra 30 minutes to sit outside did not sound appealing.  My poor stomach was already pitching a fit, in 30 minutes, it would be talking to everyone in the room.  We settled on a table indoors near a window.

We ordered bottomless Mimosas for our beverage, and for our meals, I ordered Shrimp & Grits and he ordered Chilaquiles & Fried Egg. My dish is self-explanatory. His dish was shredded chicken, corn tortillas, and spicy tomato sauce. It was a bit on the spicy side, but overall, it was remotely close to being a meal I’d order again.

His meal: Chilaquiles & Fried Egg

Service was outstanding. Our server checked on us often and delivered our food quickly with no issues. Their brunch prices are pretty reasonable. Our meal came to about $55 including the tip.

I’ve been wanting to brunch at Park’s Edge for quite some time now, so I’m glad I came; however,  I was not impressed with the food and ambience. The 3-star rating that this restaurant has in Yelp is accurate. A solid-3-star restaurant in my book. Eh, maybe I’ll be back once they find a new home. Maybe.

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