Located in the heart of Merchants Square, the restaurant is an excellent location to take a break from touring the Colonial area. There is an outdoor seating area covered by a lovely trellis, but we chose to eat inside the restaurant. The main dining room is open and airy, with ornate decorative bird cages suspended from the ceiling along with other whimsical designs. Even the waiting area, the bar, and the restroom are beautifully decorated. Seriously!
The waitress brought a bottle of water to the table and poured it for us. The bottles are left on the table, which I think is a nice touch. I imagine that visitors in the summer really appreciate that. The menu had seasonal selections in addition to some classic Southern favorites like pimento cheese. The Twincesses are mini-foodies and loved the children's menu because it was not the typical chicken fingers and hot dog kid's menu. Natalia proclaimed that it was "advanced."
When the server mentioned that the soup of the day was Squash Bisque, I knew that I had to order it. Since I was not terribly hungry, I chose the soup and salad option from the menu. It was an excellent choice. The soup was hearty and full of flavor. I also loved the house made mozzarella sandwich. Delicious! For a side, I chose the fresh field greens.
Although I tried to save room for Death by Chocolate, the restaurant's signature dessert, I was full. But you'll be pleased to know that I managed to find a space for a yummy cupcake from the restaurant's terrace sweets stand. Everyone was snapping up the gingerbread, cupcakes, and hot cocoa before and after their meal.
The Trellis was a perfect choice for our lunch! Thanks to my peeps on Twitter for the excellent recommendation. I'll return to this restaurant in the future.
Have you eaten at The Trellis? Did you try the Death by Chocolate? I'd love to hear what you thought.