Pricey southern food
Char is a fairly new restaurant in the Highland Village Shopping center. It’s a little classy, as you will see mostly the business types doing power-lunches while editing their Palm Pilot’s like crazy. Lunchtime is the best time to go if you are on a budget, as dinner prices are easily doubled. The daily specials are an ok, but still, it’s not an exceptionally good value for the amount of money you pay. Typically, the meals sold are southern classics that they try to urbanize into something more sophisticated.
Service at the restaurant can range from satisfactory to just downright nasty, depending on who is your waiter. During a lunchtime experience I had with some of my Japanese friends who ate lunch with me, they were simply ignored and asked to sit in the corner of the restaurant, yet I didn’t have a problem getting a waiter or a decent table. Stick with the daily special, which is usually the likes of red-beans and rice, or blackened catfish with corn bread muffins. Unfortunately, I wasn’t totally satisfied with the portions of food offered ($12 for red-beans and rice is a bit expensive), nor did I enjoy the meal, as the food was a little too salty for my liking and told the waiter to take to food back and cook it correctly.