Brown's Social House is now in Walnut Grove. It was tucked away near the IGA Marketplace. Upon arrival we all noticed the ambiance was very swanky and hip with lots of mirrors, large booths, and tones of brown, black, and tan decorating the place. We were promptly seated in a booth and the waitress took our drink orders.
While waiting for our drinks we all noticed that there were a lot of people working at this restaurant. Perhaps too many people as it seemed cluttered with waitresses here and there with many of them constantly going to a door marked "Office" took about 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive as it wasn't even that busy. The staff is primarily made of of pretty 19-23 year old waitresses who always seem to be looking at themselves in the mirror when walking past.
Drinks came but were shocked to see the $2.50 charge for a tonic water and lime. One thing that was great was the water refills came in small glass milk jars. Here are the items we ordered
-Almost famous blackend fish sandwich
fish was great but way too small for the bun in which it came on, coleslaw was in the sandwich which made it a disaster to eat as I had a lot of bun leftover
- tuna salad
fresh, crisp wonton, good dressing but they placed the tuna on the side of the salad which was odd
- bbq chicken pizza
very delicious but it had a bit of a spicy kick to it
Here is the part that turned me off though. In needing use of the bathroom you have to walk past the kitchen where they have the prepared food waiting to be picked up so there is a chance you may run into a server with food (crash) It's kind of a long confusing hallway as the washrooms are at the end of it on the left hand side. The men's washroom resembled a change room at a public pool. I almost slipped upon entering and there was water and paper towels all over the place.
Although there is ample staff working no one wants to be on bathroom duties by any means. The food was good but didn't blow me away, service was slow but the food came, and the bathrooms made we want to run away screaming.
You can serve the best food, have superb ambiance, and pretty serving staff but if your washrooms are in shambles I say good day to you.