BlackFinn Restaurant and Saloon is coming soon to an EpiCentre near you on July 24.
But theres already a BlackFinn in Norfolks Waterside Norfolks slightly outdated version of the EpiCentre. Ahh, Norfolk where every week is Fleet Week.
I was there this past weekend for a bachelorette party, which gave me the perfect opportunity to review Charlottes newest bar-a-rant.
First thing I noticed was that they have a pint of Guinness on the appetizer menu ... now thats what I call an Appy Hour.
But to me drinking a Guinness is like eating Thanksgiving dinner, so I can see why it would be on the food menu. It is a restaurant AND saloon after all. It has an old saloon feel mixed in with fine dining. All their entrees were reasonably priced, especially the Surf & Turf deal - $20 for a Filet and two Crab Cakes. And if you order it youll also get a bottle of wine for $20.
I just hope they find better people to staff the Charlotte location because although we had a waitress, I had to go to the bar to refill my Diet Coke (and we were her only table). There were more staffers behind the bar than in the dining room not sure if that should tell us something or not but I can tell you that bland seemed to be the word of the night when I asked my fellow diners to describe their food.
One girl ended up putting A-1 Sauce on her Filet if that tells you anything. I, however, liked my meal; granted, it was just a chicken sandwich which is hard to screw up, but it was still a juicy, thick chunk of white meat ... that sounded kinda dirty.
I imagine the seafood is fresher at Norfolks location, seeing as how its on the coast but thats just a guess.
Can Charlottes BlackFinn spice it up? We shall soon see ...