Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Kenny Ward's - Ocean Springs, Mississippi
1594 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Monday-Thursday: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
By Jane Feehan
Kenny Ward gets into the details at his place, whether it’s cooking, putting up Christmas decorations or personally greeting diners as they come through the door. His is a friendly little bistro, and the food definitely reflects that of a chef who takes pride in what he serves.
His lump crab cakes ($24) were excellent: mostly crab meat, no fillers, and barely any breadcrumbs. I also enjoyed a side order of sautéed spinach with just the right amount of garlic and a good house salad. My only complaint would be the main course portions are small, whether crab cakes or steak. Steaks are a popular choice at Kenny Ward’s and he serves some of those USDA Prime beauties in bubbling Maytag blue cheese sauce.
I finished the meal with a strawberry shortcake variation topped with fresh whipped cream and wonderfully sweet strawberries – something not commonly found in December.
Fresh fish, shrimp, poultry and other meat entrees make up the menu in this quietly sophisticated spot. A word about the martini bar: it’s set up the way a bar should be – a small square affair – conducive to socializing if one is so inclined.
Service: excellent. Moderately expensive. © 2009 All rights reserved.
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Posted by Jane Feehan at 8:11 PM