Overall Score: 4.7/5
Atmosphere: The vibe was very low-key; perhaps because we had dinner reservations for 5:30pm, and majority of restaurants start their dinner rush around 7:30/8:00pm. Regardless, along with this low-key vibe came a welcoming vibe. Every employee you pass while being taken to your seat gives a friendly smile and hello.
Service: Incredible service! Our waitress was informative, and very knowledgable on the menu. She was able to give us recommendations based on the many different preferences we had as a group. The only qualm I had with the service, was at the end, when the manager came by to push a membership on us. “Sign up and receive discounts at all our restaurants!” Heck, I’m all about saving money, but when I go to a high end establishment, the last thing I want to endure is a pushy salesman.
Food: Spectacular. We started our evening with the recommended appetizers, which included: Lobster Mac and Cheese, and the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. I’ve only recently started eating seafood, and I’ll be the first to admit it by saying … I can be a bit of a seafood asshole if it’s not fresh, or it tastes too fishy. I’ve tasted some incredible seafood, and it’s set the bar pretty high. But hey! At least Im admitting my faults.
If you’re not into rich dishes, the Lobster Mac and Cheese probably isn’t for you; or at least make sure you’re sharing it with table so you don’t devour the entire thing and get a horrible stomach ache. The portion is huge, and they make sure not to skimp on the lobster portions. The crab cake is fluffy and delicate, but still packs a punch with it’s tomato basil and lemon butter sauce.
Chicken dishes tend to be my go-to on menus, which I like to think, makes me a roast chicken expert (hardly, but roll with it). However, the chicken at Brenners was incredibly juicy, AND had that superb crispy skin we all know and love on roast chicken. Now, for the pork chop. Buckle up, or should I say, unbuckle your belts? Because this massive pork chop is coming at you hot with its double bone and delectable marinade. Falling off the bone, and cutting like butter, this is hands down one of the best pork chops I’ve ever had.
Overall Experience: It’s an awesome place to go for a special occasion, or, if the folks are in town and you need to impress them with your culinary choices – Brenners is a safe and delicious bet.