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Strano by Chef Josh
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Ranked #741 of 1 581 Restaurants in Memphis
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Met for lunch on a Wednesday. They weren't too busy, but seemed well understaffed. Kitchen staff kept coming out to help the servers. Service was otherwise great until it came time to pay. It seemed to take long times to get our check, get them to pick up our check, and to get them to return the check to sign.

The food was average, at best. She ordered the Shrimp Scampi. The house-made noodles were really good, but the wine-flavor in the sauce drowned out everything else. The tails were left on the ends of the shrimp. I saw Chef Ramsey nearly yelling at a child for leaving inedible parts of ingredients in the dishes on Master Chef Junior. What's that about? I ordered the Lamb burger, which was overcooked (a lamb burger should never be well done). The patty was not much bigger than a fast-food single, but the bun was tall and dense. I really could taste mostly bun. It was also dressed with iceberg lettuce. The seasoned fries were the best part of the meal, but even they were cut in random sizes. Each dish was $15, which would be a fair value for a larger, properly prepared lamb burger and a ready-to-eat Shrimp Scampi not overpowered by wine.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Visited on a weekday night with another couple. Place was moderately busy. I had the fish special, which was very good and served very hot. My wife had the meat special which was a ravioli stuffed with barbecue pork. It was plenty of food and she liked it. The bread service ($5) consists of sliced, toasted, hard bread, which in our case was burnt on the edges. The waiter apologized and offered to replace it, but it obviously should never have been sent out in the first place. The dessert tray only displayed two of the available desserts. We ordered a non-displayed 4-layer chocolate cake that was the firmest chocolate cake I had ever eaten, almost as if it had come from a freezer. It was not good. The floor manager was indistinguishable from the patrons and was not a warm orwelcoming sort. The non-wait staff seemed disengaged and unsure of themselves. There is a large, very nice looking bar. But it is a new restaurant and I hope to try it again in a few months.

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