My husband surprised me with a Friday night out. Not only that he made it extra special by (finally) taking me out to this quaint Thai restaurant called Table for Two. It was a much welcome surprised to my tiring, but busy Friday!
(anyone else find that Friday work days are just as busy, if not busier than Mondays?)
Table for Two has held the spot for one of the top 25 restaurants in my town a few times. So I was excited to try this place out.
The restaurant is actually in a business building. Hence the ceiling. But the interior was decorated real comfortable.
Two glasses of Zinfandel to start the night out. Actually it was kind of sweet. But you drink a couple and you can’t tell the difference.
Unfortunately, they don’t know me that well. But that is okay. My salad came with way too much dressing. The dressing had a great flavor, but it was just overwhelming. I didn’t get to finish all of it.
Dinner looked awesome. I had the Salmon with panang curry sauce over cabbage. It came with chicken satay, chicken wontons, shrimp tempura and rice. The plate looks gorgeous. But the salmon was a little on the dry side. The plate did come with three sauces. I am not sure of the one dark sauce, but it had a great flavor when I dipped my salmon into it.
Tim ordered the garlic peppered steak. And he loved it. Just like he loved the salad with lots of dressing. We’re complete opposites when it comes to that. The steak had bold hint of pepper and sesame oil. The combination was good.
You know what comes after dinner! Dessert. The hubs tried out the cheesecake topped with a raspberry sauce. It was so pretty. And this time it tasted as good as it looked. It was served with thinly sliced jicama. Which helps you balance out the richness of the cheesecake so you can devour it all (and it wasn’t even my dessert – lol).
I heard the waiter say ‘banana’ when I asked what was on the menu and I automatically assumed Thai plantains. Whoops! It was fried coconut-banana balls served with a side of sugar sauce. Not plantains.
I really didn’t want to critique the restaurant like the judges do for Top Chef Austin, but I did.
Pro: The place is very cozy inside. Dimly lit. Stocked with lots of bottles of wine, saki, and beer. There is even a cute little dessert kiosk when you first walk in. And the food is presented in a gorgeous manner. But…
Cons: It’s a pricey place. And while I don’t mind paying the price (or the hubs paying for it), the taste of the food didn’t meet the expectations. The wine was too sweet (we were not given a selection in the Zinfandel). My salmon was dry. And dessert did not wow my palate (I should of ate my husband’s cheesecake). The wait staff wasn’t very attentive either. My first finished glass of wine stayed empty too long (doesn’t the waiter know I love to tip big for good service?).
The owner did meet and greet his guest. Which is nice to see in a small, quaint place. I am glad that we finally took a time to visit this place after I have been eyeing it for a long time. But I am not sure that we’ll be going back.
Ever tried a restaurant you were hoping would wow you but didn’t meet up to its expectations?
Have a great weekend you all! And don’t forget to check up on tomorrow’s link love!
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