Ida B's Table
Ida B’s Table is a modern soul food restaurant with four distinct areas for guests to enjoy: the bar, the parlor, the drawing room, and the main dining room. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, small plates during happy hour, and dinner. Weekend service extends from brunch through dinner.
Vegetarian Options? Yes
Vegan Options? Yes
On-Site Parking? Yes
Valet Parking? No
Alcoholic Beverages? Yes
Awards: David Thomas is the Chef Partner of Ida B’s Table. Thomas is a career food professional with more than 25 years of experience. In 2012, Thomas along with his business partners, opened Herb & Soul: a farm to table, local and sustainable restaurant.
Chef Name: David Thomas
in a nutshell: this is a lovely establishment with an ambitious menu, but the food needs a bit more flavor.
nothing was terrible at all. at worst, i'd say mediocre. the staff was wonderful...everyone was very friendly and happy to talk about the restaurant's history, menu, etc. you get a night out yet cozy familial feel at the same time. there was live music (sort of a hybrid of african drumming & jazz), and a great vibe.
our drinks and bread came quickly, and the entrees didn't take much longer. but almost everything was just okay. the fried chicken needed more seasoning, the mac & cheese could've been creamier, etc. i don't even remember what my 3 other dining companions got even though we all tasted each other's meals. nothing stood out.
i'll give ida B's another chance though. will report back after trying a different meal/day. i think they're worth another shot.