The Common Table
So, I didn't obsessively photograph my food and surroundings as usual, but I wanted to post a short review of The Common Table in Uptown. My friends and I were looking for a casual, fun place to eat on a Saturday night, and Common Table fit the bill. The place has a fun, very laid-back vibe. The staff was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. We elected to sit on the patio to avoid a wait, and even thought it was an August evening in Texas, found it very pleasant. There a couple of flat screen TV's out there that were showing the Rangers game for the evening. I got a little distracted willing them to beat the Astro's while eating. :)
The beer/drink selection is quite impressive and the pricing wasn't really bad considering we were in Uptown. I enjoyed a Founders Rübæus ($5) and my friend got a Duval ($6). We skipped appetizers and went straight for dinner. Between us we enjoyed: the grilled cheese ($12) that is made with shredded pork tenderloin, three kinds of cheese, and marinara for dipping, and fries. The crab cake BLT ($14) that came with a saffron aioli, and applewood bacon, and fries. And a house salad that came with a mimosa dressing. Everything was very fresh and delicious. The grilled cheese was HUGE; and the crab cake sandwich was a little more petite. Their fries are more on the shoestring side, but really crispy and yummy. The salad was a really good size for a house salad.
I would love to go back and try one of their entrees like the chicken and dumplings with jalapeño dumplings; or the curried lamb shepherd's pie. I also can't wait to sit on the patio once fall gets here!