Archive for ‘Davie Restaurants’

May 12, 2015

Southern Swank Salads, Davie, FL

by jem614

I have driven by this restaurant a few times on my way to visit friends up north and thought it looked like such a cute place to visit- it reminds me of the former “Jezebel” restaurant in NYC.

I finally got the chance to visit when a friend of mine and I decided that would be our “halfway” point one night during a much-needed mom’s night out.  We were seated in the bar area because let’s be real, a mom’s night out calls for a few drinks!  Unfortunately, our waiter was either very overwhelmed or not happy about being a waiter and a bartender because he was not the most helpful server.  They also said there was absolutely no modifying the side dishes (no have-it-your-way here) and even asking the kitchen manager came back with a resounding “no”.

To be fair, the bartender had been there only a week but you would think that would make him a little more willing to be accommodating.  Instead he laughed at our requests and we were even bombarded all night with dishes that were not ours.  Needless to say, it was a bit disorganized and we were not impressed with the service.

Because of the poor service, we decided to just order one salad and split it. Lucky for us, the Watermelon salad was HUGE and amazingly delicious!  Honestly, I was full after eating half a salad.  These salads are big enough for two people and they do not disappoint (unlike their service).  The lighting was very dim so I had a hard time getting a good picture but this dish was a masterpiece- a huge slice of watermelon underneath and then a spring mix on top with balsamic glaze, nuts and cheese and one or two more things that I’m forgetting.

So, bottom line- go here for the food, not the service.  Expect the worst and maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Also, please note that as this place is called “Southern Swank”, it’s not super veggie-friendly but the salads are worth making the trip.  Let us know if you’ve been and what you thought!

http://swanksouthern.com/menu/

August 19, 2013

Palace Indian Food

by jem614

I had a complete breakdown this weekend.  There was my tired, crying baby in the car and I was trying to put the stroller in the trunk to no avail.  I finally threw it into the front seat in complete frustration.  This was after my son had thrown food on the floor and tried taking everything off the table at the restaurant where he and I “tried” to dine.  Thankfully, those wonderfully friendly guys that worked at the Palace in Davie, were super nice.  They came by several times just to say hi to my son and didn’t sneer at me when I only ordered chai and samosas.  We eventually made it home but I wish I had more time to try some of their other menu items!

The samosas were really tasty and filled with more than just potato.  The chai was good but it didn’t have any sugar in it and there was no sugar on the table.  I’m sure they would have been accommodating but with my son, you have to eat like you’re at a sprint so I just stuffed everything down and left as soon as I could to avoid complete chaos at the table.

Be sure to check them out next time you’re in Davie, hopefully you have more time to enjoy their cuisine than I did!

http://www.palaceindiancuisine.com/

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