Eliza Bar + Kitchen
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This restaurant is in the new(ish) Hotel Indigo and both times we've dined with them, we've been the only patrons which is a bit disconcerting. The staff are super nice and helpful and the small menu is really adequate for a quick supper. The drinks menu doesn't offer any bottles, only by the glass, although bottles are available. They also call Freixnet Champagne and got quite argumentative about it. Its Cava folks. On the small plates the shrimp sliders and the mac & cheese are fantastic. Spoiler alert - the mac & cheese feeds 4 as an appetizer easily and you still might have some left over. We've tried various entrees and the burger and scallops are highly recommended. First time around the fish (in the fish and chips) was very lightly breaded and was delicious, this time more stodgy but still delicious, just a lot more breading to strip away. They advertise Eliza's famous fries which considering they haven't been open a year seems pretentious. They are good fries but famous? It appears nobody has even heard of the restaurant, so doubtful the fries have made it onto instagram yet. I do wish them well and hope more people come in for a drink and stay for dinner.
We actually had a nice meal at Eliza’s but the ambience was lacking (inside the hotel) and the service was slow. The scallops and shrimp and grits was very good but my side (quinoa) wasn’t enjoyable.
enjoyed shrimp taco and fried green tomatoes w/my wine. good cocktails. quiet
I'm not sure if we hit a bad night, but we got no service for a long time, even several servers walked past and didn't even acknowledge us or offer to get a drink or even a glass of water. We walked out unnoticed after 20 minutes. Too bad. I was looking forward to trying the food and the atmosphere was nice.