The Raven, also known as Poe Bistro Lounge, might not look like a restaurant from the outside. Rainbow umbrellas and a pool sit in the vicinity. My mom and I asked to be seated outside, but we had to walk through the main dining room to get there. Beautiful would describe the inside of this restaurant. We stepped outside onto the patio and sat at a metal table underneath an umbrella. Two other girls were just finishing up their meal. A waiter, Alex, greeted us with a smile. I could tell he was new. “I just started here last week actually.” “Well you’re doing well,” I responded. We looked at the menu, rather small, but enough for my mom and I to have a few choices. My mom had the crab cake sandwich, and I chose the Autumn Harvest salad with grilled salmon for an extra $8. My mom said the crab cake was good; however, I was unhappy with the McDonald’s-style fries that came with it. My salad was the perfect size for me—I finished all of it. The salmon could have been a little bigger, as I found myself eating it slowly and looking for more. But the entire salad was delicious nonetheless. The Raven’s serene and quaint outdoor seating made us feel like we were in our own backyard. My mom pointed out light bulbs hanging above us and in the bushes and trees. “It must look just as beautiful at night,” we stated. A large birdcage about five feet tall stood on the ground, but there were no birds inside of it. A fireplace sat beside the empty birdcage. I paid the bill, which came out to about $37 and, instead of walking back into town, we grabbed a ride from Alex, our waiter.
17 Thursday May 2018
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