Review By Danny Knight
We visited English Merchant’s Parlour on a Thursday evening around 7:00. To say the place was jumping is an understatement. Fortunately, we were told ahead of time to make reservations.
We were greeted at the door by the bartender. He welcomed us and asked if was our first visit. He then explained that the vibe is a 60’s Themed British Invasion. He was dressed like John Lennon, round sunglasses and all. He showed us a few of the special cocktails they make and then we were shown to our table.
Our waitress was friendly wearing bright yellow sundress, continuing the 60’s theme. The decorations are over the top 60’s with plush couches and chairs for each table. It’s a really neat atmosphere. We ordered drinks, I had the Bloody Good Mule and our friends had a mule and a glass of Champagne. The drinks were spot on. We also ordered the Charcuterie Board and the Fancy English Sausage Rolls. The sausage rolls stole the show for appetizers The crust was flakey and delicious and the sausage inside was the perfect compliment. Our friends ordered the Artisan Cheese Board. The cheese board was good, we should have ordered the charcuterie board and cheese board to come out together or possibly they could come up with a combo with a little of each.
The special for the night was braised short ribs. They were very tender and full of flavor. The presentation on the plate was nice. I would definitely order it again. All in all we had a good experience. It is a little pricey so we will save it for a special occasion. If you’re looking for a unique date night idea, give them a try, I think you will be pleased.