Mert’s Heart and Soul
If you're looking for some good soul food in the Uptown area, then this is it! The food was absolutely deliciously. And the cornbread was warm and sweet. You can't go wrong with whatever you order. It has an old dinner vibe, so come as you are. I gave it four stars because they were under staffed when we went recently. The one server working was doing her best, but you can only do so much, when you're the only one running tables.
A local friend recommended this spot. Well it lived up to all we were told! The food was so good! The best thing Id say we had was the chicken wings and the corn bread but everything was so good. I also took a piece of red velvet cake to go and boy was it delicious!
It's really authentic and good here. This place gives you that cozy feeling and taste of simple home made food. Keep in mind that it is a southern cuisine with its sweet/oily/salty/spicy tendencies. The portions are enough for one, not too large. I loved the Kids options, I could choose 3 different sides for my girls from the main menu. We especially loved Seasoned rice, Grits, Red beans, Cornbread, and Ribs. They have veggie options for vegans along with the house made veggie burgers. Yams are bathed in maple syrup, so it's kinda very sweet.
The food was fresh, hot and well seasoned. No out of the can food here. EVERYTHING that we ordered was homemade. The fish and the chicken wings were fried to perfection. The collards were smokin' tonight. The cornbread is ssssoooo GOOD, the seasoned rice and the okra and tomatoes was excellent. Their reputation for good food is second to none it did not disappoint.
Ive been here twice already and I like it a lot!! Southern comfort food for real! Love the cornbread, mac and cheese and their fried chicken is just so good! I always get it and its just one of the best fried chicken Ive had. Highly recommend this place and service is always nice, quick and efficient!