We started with the Beef Carpaccio which was weird. I had never seen carpaccio that color, it's supposed to be thin sliced raw beef. I finally had to ask the waitress if it was cooked. She asked if we had had carpaccio before and I said yes and it's supposed to be raw. She looked kind of surprised and said yes, it's supposed to be raw and went into the kitchen to find out. She came back out and said yes, the chef said it was quickly seared. You tell me if this was lightly seared, it is just a strange color. It tasted alright, a little heavy on the sauce.
Desert was a dense dark chocolate cake, I mean dense, you needed a knife cut through this plus it was a grainy texture which I wasn't sure if it was ground nuts or just what..hmmm. Of course Charlie played it safe with vanilla ice cream and berries.
Other than the steak, I was less than impressed. Our waitress was nice but we had to ask for bread and service was a little slow considering they were not very busy. I don't think I'd go back other than to have a cocktail and maybe some of their small plates and enjoy the summer breezes on the patio.
Pearl on the River..Garden Highway next to Chevy's