Gina and I sat in the long, narrow, galley style dining room. It is a compact space to be sure, so much so that there is a note on the website suggesting that parties larger than 6 should try visiting Perla's to be accommodated. We started the meal with the Bibb & Watercress Salad with fine herbs and lemon vinaigrette. The greens in this salad were extremely fresh and tender. The dressing was very light without any bitterness; we think we detected some shallot and tarragon. A classically simple salad. We enjoyed nibbling on the homemade bread with the salad, although it would have been great if the accompanying radish had been thinly sliced to make it easier to layer on top of the bread and butter. For entree we split the Crispy Snapper with toasted garlic spinach, sofrito and lemon zest. The snapper was expertly prepared, flaky with a melt-in-your mouth quality. The sofrito was a nice added touch and brought a piquant flair to the dish. We also ordered a side of Stone Ground Grits with Butter & Parm and are we glad we did. Comfort food at its finest. Rich, creamy and ultra cheesy. I can't even begin to imagine how much butter was in that dish (perhaps even some cream), but it was delicious.
Similar to Josephine House in stature and mood, Clark's is refined, with professional attentive servers, gorgeous flowers and a stunning aquarium at the entrance. Gina and I have already declared the need to return to try their Bloody Caesar (a.k.a. Bloody Mary) and fresh shucked oysters on the shaded patio once the weather cools. (Cathy)