Well, the meal at Chesters was divine. Here is what we had. We started off with the Maryland "Jumbo Lump" Crab Cake. Yummy! It was all white crab and the texture was flaky chunks with a light watercress salad underneath it. We then ordered the Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, one of my favorites. My main entree was the 12 ounce New York Strip Steak prepared medium-rare with Lemony Bearnaise Sauce for dipping. The Kansas Angus steaks are prepared over a live oak fire. Josh ordered the 16 ounce steak. For the "big" sides we each ordered two. Josh got the Loaded baked potato and Baby Green Bean Saute. I ordered the Roast Corn and Wild Mushrooms and the Maple Sweet Potato Mash. These sides are big enough for about three people and come in their own dish. To compliment our meal, I had a bottomless glass of iced tea with lemon and Josh had Bud Light. Guys + Steak = Beer. Go figure.
The great thing about the menu is that everything is a la carte. The bad thing is that everything is a la carte. It was hard to decide what to get. You wanted one of everything. Very smart on this restaurant's part. If I were to rate this restaurant, I would give it 3 1/2 out of five stars. The food was good, but I didn't care for where we sat. We were seated in the bar area and the bartender was too "opinionated". He was discussing racial slurs with some of the bar customers and I just didn't care to hear how a white man can be called a cracker, but a Hispanic man can't be called a taco. Very unsettling. The bartender had some nerve.
Will I ever go back? Only if I am not paying. I love fine dining. But I refuse to pay for average service. If you are going to serve the best food, you should have the best service to go along with it. That's just my opinion, of course.