- 100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS, 39232
- Overall User Rating:
- (1 rating)
- 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
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Table 100 is the newest brainchild of Al Roberts and Bill Latham of Jackson, the folks behind Fondren’s Babalu and Memphis restaurants Sole and Interim.
The concept of Table 100 is a casual Euro-American style bistro with a New Orleans feel to it. They are using the area’s finest fresh fruits and vegetables as they are buying local as much as possible to present delicious food and drink that stays true to their Mississippi roots.
The food: A daily lunch special is offered seven days a week with a variety of meats and fresh veggies for $9. The Sunday brunch is quickly catching on, as they feature prime rib along with all the brunch eats for $21.50.
At lunch you can sample the lunch blue plate and enjoy salads, appetizers, and sandwiches. If you don’t try the macaroni and cheese gratin for sharing you are missing out on a divine delight. It’s filled with country ham and plenty of cheese and we found eating it with their homemade chips was downright sinful.
Sandwiches are served with the house chips and feature pork, turkey panini, duck confit and crackling panini, veggie panini and the fabulous Table 100 burger. The burger is Black Angus beef, smoked tomato, apple wood bacon, white cheddar cheese, lettuce, and mustard aioli for $12. Lunch entrees include a catch of the day, shrimp and grits, angel hair pasta, chicken breast, steak, and a vegetable plate or for the lighter side some great salads with homemade dressings ($5-$13).
On our recent dinner visit we wanted to try a variety of items to get the feel of the restaurant. We have now found that we will be visiting often as everything we had was awesomely good and well prepared.
The shrimp and grits were fresh gulf prawns wrapped in apple wood bacon, ham hock jus and house smoked BBQ sauce served over a delta grind grit cake and fresh turnip greens ($13). This is a favorite dish of my dining partner and we both said it was some of the best we’ve ever had due to the perfect seasoning and freshness of everything.
Other dinner options a fresh catch of the day, salmon, fried shrimp, angel hair Bolognese, braised lamb shank, beef filet, pork chops, smoked turkey panini, the burger or a farm to table vegetable plate.
After a difficult decision we also decided to try the Ashley Farms airline chicken breast with mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans and tarragon pan jus for $19. It was beautifully presented, deliciously seasoned and with the fresh bread was definitely a great choice. Their side items can be substituted if you prefer with chips, mashed potatoes, grit cakes, veggie of the day, seasoned greens, or garlic sautéed spinach.
For a perfect ending, we feasted on the brownie of two huge slices that was beautifully plated, perfectly prepared and was definitely a chocolate lovers dream, made all the more decadent with ice cream on top. Other desserts include cheesecake, crème brulee, and much more making the decision making a bit tough. But that’s okay we plan on many more visits to try it all.
The drink: Table 100 has a full bar on one side of the interior with bar seating for that laid back and relaxing eat and drink time. The night we visited the live jazz duo set just the right mood for an enjoyable dinner. The full bar serves all the sparklings, whites, reds, bubbles, blushes that you might be in the wine mood for. They have specialty champagne cocktails, an Old Fashion, many other adult libations as well as a great southern mint julep. The domestic beer offerings include the Mississippi brews as well as the standard brands.
The scene: The restaurant’s rich wood and dark complementing walls are of the true New Orleans styling. An interesting fact about the restaurant’s catchy name is that the only table in the restaurant that can be reserved—Table 100, naturally—is a handcrafted table and chairs by Greg Harkins, the well-known Mississippi craftsman. The rest of the interior is filled with standard booths and tables. They have several private dining areas as well as the upcoming Table 100 convention room.
The wait staff was quite knowledgeable and aimed to please, and when one staff member was busy another staff member was right there to help with any questions or needs. It is quite obvious this management group has the maturity, the experience, and the know how to bring in a new restaurant and go full speed in such a short time. The dining area is comfortable, the wood floors, décor and general ambience is one of casual comfort, yet elegant without feeling stuffy.
The bottom line: Latham and Roberts have done it again and have brought something new and refreshing to the metro area. Table 100 is unique in its own way—from the knowledgable staff to the excellent food to the impeccable atmosphere. Being the new restaurant on the map, Table 100 is quickly gaining a regular following and growing by leaps and bounds. I know for sure they have the right combination and they are a new favorite of ours.