Dinner at The Colonnade last night as a farewell dinner for my visiting mom. I was very disappointed. Several folks, including me, had the fried chicken. It was just ok, with the breast pieces sort of dried out. The thigh (my favorite piece) had very little meat on it. Sides at the table included collards, whipped potatoes, and mac and cheese. Salads were wedge, ceasar and house. The whipped potatoes were gelatinous and quickly solidified into an unappealing mass. Gravy developed a thick skin almost immediately. Blue cheese flavor in the blue cheese dressing not noticible. But the worst was my poor mom's chopped steak. It was grey with a few char marks, very hard, dry, salty, and cooked well past the requested "medium". I was embarassed to have suggested going there.
It was full on a Wednesday night, so not sure what is going on other than reputation, or possibly our entire table of six got unlucky.
One positive - the yeast rolls were absolutely delicious! Just as good as I remembered.