The Slow and Savory Review
So it is understandable that when presented with the notion of a "green" restaurant, Brandy often misinterprets the meaning of the phrase. "Does that mean they use a lot of herbs?" she has been known to ponder. Once it was explained to her that the term referred to restaurants that were making the turn towards being more environmentally friendly in the use of their facilities and the buying of their ingredients, Brandy's response was, "Well that's just silly. Those restaurants are obviously doing those things to seem more fashionable to the young kids in their bell bottomed trousers and flowery headbands. Its probably also an excuse to charge an arm and a leg!"
Prasino boasts an impressively open and sunny interior, with massive tables and booths available to all sizes of parties. The main dining room was decorated cleanly, but didn't feel oppressively like it was trying to be cool. Each table boasted a little succulent plant as opposed to a more traditional bud vase, which Brandy almost mistook for an appetizer. "I thought it was one of those blooming onion type dishes," she said. Quite honestly, Brandy was surprised to have been seated so quickly, as the restaurant seemed to be buzzing with people, and even more surprised to have been given a cozy booth in which to spread out.
Although the atmosphere was bright, the prices weren't absorbent (Brandy paid around $40 with tax and tip included), the philosophy noble, and the food plenty tasty, it was the friendly and efficient service that really set Prasino apart in Brandy's eyes. The mere fact that her waitress had actually come back to the table to inquire conversationally (as opposed to a forced professional politeness) about Brandy's liking of the cocktail spoke volumes about the level of care put into the restaurant and turned it from a stop on the trendy foodie's to-do list to a place Brandy would love to visit over and over again. If anything, Prasino shows that a restaurant can be consciously minded without having to sacrifice anything in price, taste, quality, or service.
The Short and Sweet Review