Hours: Dinner & Sun. Brunch
Dining beneath the Edison bulbs in 2019, I find myself wondering whether the decor will soon feel as outdated as the burgundy velvet-lined booths of the Perdita's Room did back when Jeremiah Bacon was leading the kitchen at the old Carolina's. But I have no idea whether a makeover is in order or if a few years from now that rustic aesthetic will age into a classic style. On the culinary front, there's no ambiguity. Far from being stuck in a rut, The Macintosh is gliding down a smooth, well-defined path. The mix of old favorite dishes with new creations keeps things moving forward, and every plate seems vibrant and relevant today. Maintaining that continuity seems key as Bacon tries to step back from the day to day and hand the reins to the next generation. It's the essential step for a top-notch restaurant to become a classic one. — Robert Moss
Modern fare that varies seasonally but explores local ingredients with skill and creativity.
• $5 appetizers, $6 specialty cocktails, $6 wine, and $5 house liquor.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 5pm-7pm