We heard about Mother’s on day 1 and ran into it accidently day 3. Accidently running into Mother’s Bisto and Bar is like a kid accidently running into a Toy’s r Us or an Asian Business Man accidently running into a Karaoke Bar. One look at the menu and we knew we were eating here. Mother’s is a simple stylish southern grandma’s house looking restaurant that serves upscale comfort food. For Breakfast they’re known for, their Frittatas, Biscutts and Wild Salmon Hash. For lunch and dinner they are known for their Fried Chicken, Cheddar Cheese Macaroni & Cheese or Mother’s Macaroni & Cheese Du Jour, Meatloaf and Pot Roast. Everything on this menu looks good.
We took the waiters advise and ordered, “their most popular dishes,” the Wild Salmon Hash, Stuffed Frittata and Tofu Scramble. The Wild Salmon was good, but not as good as i would have expected from their most popular dish. It was very flaverful and creamy, but looked like a 10 and was really an 8. The Frittata, which is kinda like an open faced omelet is stuffed with bacon, cheddar cheese and potatoes and topped with sour cream and green onions and it was amazing. This was comfort breakfast food at it’s best. This is the kinda food that makes Oprah fat, again. The Tofo Scramble was really fresh and flavorful and great if you’re going for the veggie thing, not usually my style, but it was very good. The high light of the meal however were the Biscuts, which were the most amazing and best biscuts I’ve ever had. These things were crusted on the top and so moist in the center you didn’t even need butter or honey. I’d go back for the biscuts alone.
Another great thing about Mother’s is at the end of the meal they bring you this little heavenly plate of cookies… I thought the waiter, a dude, wanted me or something, but no, he was just bring the cookies that he brings complementary to every table. I guess his winking at me meant nothing…
The table next to us ordered the dessert special and after seeing it and tasting the free cookies I wanted one too. Today it was White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Like a lot of people, it looked better than it actually tasted. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but not incredible.