"Table embodies the joy of the communal dining experience better than any other place I know, save for Thanksgiving dinner or an Italian Sunday supper. The menu and genre of cuisine are not far from Vires' first venture, Home Wine Kitchen, in the sense that the dishes capture her knack for refined rustic cuisine. At Table she has translated her style into smaller plates, added a touch of whimsy and is asking guests to take a chance on a way of dining that is somewhat unfamiliar in our individualistic society." Keep reading Cheryl Baehr's review of Table in Benton Park.
Hours: Sun, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun, Sat 4pm-9pm, Mon, Wed-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 4pm-12am
Price: $; $$; $$$
First world problem alert: the overwhelming array of options at Table may induce a great deal of angst in a party of two -- at last count, the dinner menu alone contained fifty items. Without looking positively gluttonous, two people can maybe make it through six dishes. This creates quite a conundrum for indecisive guests; Chef Cassy Vires is exceptionally talented, so diners know that one option is as good as the next. No matter how much a small party tries to narrow things down, it is impossible to remain focused on what is at hand rather than the "dish not taken."