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Southern Rail, Carrboro

You may want to give this place more time to work out the kinks before eating there. Here's my review after having dinner there on Saturday night.

We arrived at 8pm, no reservations for party of four and a friendly host told us it would be 30 minute wait. The place was packed. We had drinks at the entrance bar, great atmosphere and reasonable prices on drinks. 5 or so beers on tap, a few specialty cocktails, and decent wine by glass selection. About 45 minutes later and no word, we checked in with host and were told it they had a table available but the kitchen was backed up so they would seat us in about 15 minutes.

We were seated soon after and got prompt service from our waitress. I had a different menu than my dinner companions (2 entrees were on mine that were not on theirs - tuna and pork chop). We cleared things up with waitress and ordered both food and drinks next time she came back - by that time we were hungry. Drinks and salad came out quickly, as did entrees. Almost too quickly, since my friend barely had time to start on her salad.

Two of us had the ribeye - mine ordered med rare was med, friend's ordered med was prepared med well. The ribeyes were a little tough in general. Thank goodness for the giant steak knife came with (think Outback). As I sawed away on my steak, my very oversized plate scooted around the hard slick table tops. Mashed potato 'cake' that came with was tasty enough, but zucchini was undercooked - had grill marks but was actually almost raw. I tasted friend's scallops that were delicious, but the portion size was awfully small (even more so on that huge plate) - only 3 sea scallops, 3 small spears of asparagus and a few slices of au gratin sweet potatoes.

Overall - great place to meet friends for drinks, but I'll give them some time to improve quality control in the kitchen before eating there again.

Oct 07, 2007
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