We have been going to 801 since they reopened and it has been one of our favorite “go to” places; we also do a happy hour group (8-11 peeps), and it is a group favorite. We went tonight and discovered that the menu has been changed and some of our favorites are GONE!!! WHAT? No more delicious cornbread with pecan butter? WHAT? No more short rib and grits (which by the way is featured in the photo on trip advisor)? No more pimento cheese app, and the wing recipe has changed (which many thought were the best on the island). Ugh! Did they do this because those dishes were not popular? NO (per servers)! People are upset! I’ve never seen such a slim crowd for happy hour.
Apparently this all happened because they changed chefs and wanted to use the same products as sister restaurants Downunder and Letty’s Porch.
On a positive note, the service and food were as good as ever, and we enjoyed the addition of the “groupen” sandwich (think a Reuben with fish), but we want the cornbread and ribs and grits back PLEASE!