Good food, (The cuban sandwich was delicious), cozy environment and good service.
Great food and service and loving the menu changes and updates. Always fun and interesting and a great beer selection (except I always pick the one that just ran out)
Food was ok and service was fine. Menu is very limited now (I liked it much better when they first opened and had a very creative menu). Now there are burgers, pork sandwiches and sliders and not much else. No fish at all. Also portions weren't very large.
Great service and great brunch and mimosas! We’d make the trip back!
Great food! Cool atmosphere! Lovely wait staff!
Had a great experience on Mothers Day. We had the weekend brunch and all of our party of 6 really enjoyed the food. This is our third time visiting (once for coffee, once for dinner and now brunch). Really like the smoked meats. Great atmosphere and attentive service.
We really enjoyed out experience at Mortar and Pestle. The ambiance was fantastic, the staff was super friendly and prompt, and the food was delicious. The only caveats we had was the food selections. The kids menu is extremely limited (only pancakes/waffles for breakfast and mac & cheese or grilled cheese for dinner)—how about eggs, chicken tenders, fruit, veggies? There were zero options for veggies anywhere on the menu (with the exception of the arugula on the burger flatbread)—to stick with the cuisine, how about okra, collard greens, corn, or even some broccoli would be nice. One other small suggestion, if you're going to serve chips as a side, at least serve house-made chips, not something that looks like it came out of a Lays potato chip bag. I will say however, the food we did have was delicious—they really know how to smoke meat!—but there is still come room for some significant menu tweaks and additions. Keep at it Mortar and Pestle! You've got the basics to make this one hot restaurant!
Chef Paul was amazing. Great to get to know him, his vision and the concept in depth. The food, ambiance, and drinks were wonderful. Well done -- we will be back.
Our server Sarah was amazing, food was great as well. Excellent place for brunch!
We had a great experience here! Atmosphere is awesome, great beer selection and the service and food was spot on!
Our server Shawn made the night! He was friendly and helpful!
The service, cleanliness, food and drinks were all satisfactory. Make sure to check out the chocolate menu.
My friend and I stopped by on our way to a class and shared the smoked sampler, which was pretty amazing. It seemed very hipster. The building and decor are very cool... a little steampunk like. I'd come back.
Slow service. Had to watch our food sit on the service table for 10 minutes before it was brought out cold.
Saturday night 8 pm and out of burgers. Expected given commitment to fresh product. Have to try again. Had the Cuban and black beans and both were good!
It was good. Food was a little underwhelming. I was impressed with the beer selection, and our server was very nice.
Food was good , hipster service .
Took 15 minutes to get our drinks that we could see at the bar. Computer system was blamed for why we waited over an hour for the food .
Management did adjust the bill to accommodate without asking .
Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. Cheese board was a perfect appetizer with very fresh cheese and amazing light, fresh honey. Salad had fresh greens. Sandwich bread was toasted and veggies flavorful. Service was lacking. They were short staffed. Salads were served with entrees which is unfortunate. We will try this restaurant again because the food was so fresh and had an amazing flavor.
Beautiful atmosphere, industrial and comfy. Odd service. Ate at 2pm, about lunch time or a bit after, yet their soup of the day hadn’t been made yet and they were out of potato salad, odd for lunch. Server broke a water glass on the table and did show any urgency or eagerness to clean up and replace glassware before we beckoned to. Dishes came out with a couple of errors, with it being kind of slow
Overall, food was good, atmosphere was wonderful, but Service left a whole lot to be desired. Since we were 6 people, we were hit with an automatic 20% gratuity; an amount not really deemable for the service provided. Would hate to see this place packed and on a wait for a table after this experience.
Two reservations, one for 4 and one for 5. Asked to be put together and no problem. Done. Drink orders good and quick, food orders reasonably quick. Everything was done electronically with a tablet with the waitress. Only problem had was that one couples order was lost. Everyone else got their meal and completed it before they received their meal. Had to put on my dad voice to get this addressed as I don’t think they had noticed that the two meals hadn’t been delivered.
Overall a good experience, nice evening out with friends. Decent beer selection. Had worse, had better, but this was good enough and matched up well to the group.
The drinks were good, the food had to be taken back after we waited about 45 minutes for it. The manager forgot to bring me my drink. The service was fine but I didn't enjoy overall.
When we were there, our table was close to the back and they had the back door open. There were moths flying in and landing on our table and it was very cold with the breeze coming in. Service was good but the food was overcooked and cold.
It feels like a restaurant that just opened this week - no one seemed to know what they were doing. When we walked in the door there was no clear indicator if we should wait to be seated, and, if so, where we should wait, or if this was a “seat yourself” place. Our server told us at least 6 times throughout the meal that she was new and was not familiar with either the operations of the restaurant or the menu. We waited 45 minutes for our salads and 1 hour for our flatbreads.
Wonderful dinner. M&P is the perfect environment for quiet casual dinner with cool ambience and friendly staff. We were there for a birthday dinner and it felt almost like having dinner at your coolest friend’s home. I had my 8 month old baby with me and they were very accommodating. They cleared off a lower 6 too (instead of a high top) so that the high chair would fit just right and they gave me a champagne bucket of steaming hot water for me to warm the baby’s bottle.
There were zero complaints about anyone’s meal. Smoked meats were the highlight. All very delicious. Wine list is small but had great options and was diverse. All very affordable.
We will definitely back to this great new addition to the neighborhood!
Food and service were great but some items were not available because they were still being smoked.
Several coffee options plus many brew options for most of them. Lots of local beer on draft. Mimosa options of single or more during brunch. Fruit loop whipped cream was actually tasty coming from someone who does not like fruit loops. Pancakes and waffles plus our sides were perfectly filling. Outdoor and indoor seating.
We had Sunday Brunch - food and mimosa was awesome. Nice spot to try.
The food was excellent! We had a platter of BBQ items for the appetizer. It was all great. But the chicken and waffles were amazing! The portion was big enough that I took half home. I never would have believed it, but as good as it was the first time, it was even better the next day! I will definitely be going back. And I was so glad it was open for lunch. So many other restaurants aren’t. This one is wonderful!
Ambiance is dope, food is anti-dope. Brisket was tougher than advanced calculus. Pork and wings were drier than my x’s personality.
The location, parking, and decor of Mortar & Pestle was great, however it took over an hour for my party of 4 to get our brunch order. There little to no explanation, apology, offer to adjust the bill, or even bring some bread on the table to hold us over. When we finally did get our meals all 3 orders of poached eggs were rock hard - whites and yolks. We won't be back.
Interesting décor, fun menu choices. Raspberry tea was too weak to have much flavor. Chicken sandwich was tasty.
Our first time here. Loved the ambience and the menu. Food was really good, but perhaps not quite outstanding. Server was slow and seemed not too responsive or attentive.
The food was excellent once it came out. We waited 45 minutes for our breakfast/ brunch, they need to speed up the kitchen a little. The wait staff was very good.
Brunch & Atmosphere where amazing!!!
Seemed like our server was new and just a little flustered. I ordered a salad off menu and a different one was brought she said she didn’t even realize the salad I ordered was on the menu. Potato salad was amazing! Flat bread very good! We will be back for sure.
Excellent service, food, ambiance, and overall value !
Used to have a great menu of innovative food, now it has been dumbed down to burgers and sandwiches - to bad.
The service was great. So they must have worked on that because we were seated immediately and our waitress was awesome.
I feel badly writing this because I would never want to hurt anyone’s business but this was the worst meal we have ever had- ever.
It was a very good first impression! Loved the ambiance. Will be back to try the regular menu. Today was Valentine’s Day and the resturant had a fixed menu
It took 45 minutes to get our food, and when it came out it was lukewarm and over cooked.