Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben brings elegance and daring to down-home cooking with riffs on the Southern repertoire. And though the results are deeply satisfying, there’s a surprising lightness to many of the savory plates.
Whether you’re enjoying a killer mint julep in the living-room-like lounge or biting into buttery cornbread in the relaxed dining room, this subterranean eatery is all about comfort, both in mood and cuisine.
What to get: Crisp pork trotters (pig’s feet) with candied pecans; Bibb-lettuce salad with buttermilk dressing; Frogmore stew with mussels, monkfish, shrimp, and sausage; shrimp and grits; lunchtime fried chicken with pepper-cream gravy; Palmetto burger with pimiento cheese, charred Vidalias, and a fried egg; pecan and lemon-chess pies; sugared doughnuts.
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Very expensive.