I can't report on the food at Wade's due to poor service of the worst sort---lack of accommodation for the disabled. After our party waited for 10 minutes in line outside the restaurant, I realized that the line led down a set of stairs with no wheelchair ramp. We went around the restaurant to the back entrance. I talked to three different staff members, including a manager, who only made excuses for their lack of disabled access. Facilities that provide limited or no access to the disabled send them the message that they are not welcome. I've seen plenty of managers in other organizations make excuses for their lack of wheelchair access. It's always a disappointing experience.
Trev, Jan, and Karem took me to a wonderful evening at West End Grill located, appropriately enough, in the West End. The restaurant still has its old tin ceiling festooned with stained glass chandeliers. I was too hungry to take a picture of our appetizers: crab cakes and bleu cheese tarts. The crab cakes had just a bit of heat to them, something you don't always find in a crab cake but which worked very well. The bleu cheese tarts lived up to their intriguing premise, rich and tangy. This is my caprese salad. The mozzarella, tomato, and basil were all outstanding. The balsamic vinegar had been very well aged, giving it a thick consistency. My main course was tuna, perfectly prepared to a medium well. The tuna left just enough room for a chocolate lava cake paired with decaf coffee. The cake was rich and moist. I kept scraping my plate to be sure I retrieved all of the chocolate.