I went to Edwards Mill Bar & Grill for lunch today with the recruiters who landed me my job. It seemed like a very business-friendly place to eat, as the service was quick, the entrees were all pretty standard American fare, and the place seemed very conversation-friendly.
The place didn’t seem to have a drink menu. I just ordered a water, and both the guys I was with ordered Arnold Palmers. This must be a southern thing, but apparently it’s lemonade and ice tea. They were both disappointed after drinking it and realizing it was made with unsweet tea. The waitress did get them new ones made with sweet tea, but if you go there this is something to probably ask about when ordering.
I wanted to try The Mill’s famous ribs, but seeing as though it was kind of a business lunch, I wanted to stay pretty clean and not spend too much time working on eating my food. I ordered the grilled salmon with a cup of cheeseburger soup and coleslaw.
The salmon was pretty good, though a bit bland. It was served with only a slice of lemon, no sauce or anything else. It was easy to eat and talk at the same time because I didn’t have to cut it at all, the whole thing flaked apart pretty easily. The coleslaw was decent, a bit like KFC’s coleslaw in texture, but the sauce was less salty and sweet than KFC’s (and that’s a good thing in my opinion). The cheeseburger soup was a pretty good too. They also served some hot rolls with the meal.
Normally I like more exotic foods, but I think restaurants like Edwards Mill Bar & Grill are good for meals out with people who don’t necessarily share your taste in food. It’s the kind of place everyone can agree on. The prices are decent and the location is ideal for a lot of people who work around Raleigh, so I imagine I’ll be joining people for lunch here in the future.