Review—Mic Mac Tavern
The Mic Mac Tavern is one of those places that has always baffled me. Name aside (seriously folks, can we change that? Same goes for you, Dartmouth mall...You know who you are...), I am always miffed at just how damn busy this place is. Always.
But make no mistake, no matter how busy it is, you never have to wait long for your food. That kitchen is a well-oiled machine. Because I'm a nerd and I think about these things, I feel like they must have crazy data on who orders what and when in order to be that on the ball. I bet they could tell you how much steak they sell every day, every hour, every day of the week, what degree of doneness it is, and what the most likely side is.
Anyway. Weird interest in restaurant data aside, there's a reason why this place is popular. The food is uncomplicated. It's reasonably priced. And its consistently good. It's never great—make no mistake, this ain't fine dining—but it's never terrible either. Just as the kitchen probably knows what you're going to order, you know what you're going to get.
We arrived a little later than normal on a Sunday afternoon (we'll say some members of the party were feeling the after-effects of the party. If you catch my drift.) And here's the other thing about this place—the service is always exceptional. Prompt, friendly, personable—but not too much—attentive, etc. This time was no different. Our server read the table real quick and made sure we had all the liquids fit to drink, and kept 'em coming.
I opted for the eggy benny—but with tomato instead of bacon. You can have seasoned or unseasoned homefries on the side. Obvi I went for the seasoned option.
And just like that—quicker than we could finish laughing about the previous nights' shenanigans—our food arrived. And just like always, it was totally satisfying. If I'm being fussy there was a little too much hollandaise, but that really not a bad problem to have. So really, everything was exactly as I wanted it to be.
But I'm willing to bet the kitchen already knew that.