The Ordinary has been lavished with love since its 2012 opening, but the perpetual complaint about the upper King Street seafood restaurant is “too pricy.” Starting this Sunday, though, eaters will be able to feast on three courses for $35.
In a salute to the genre of old world taverns which lent its name to Mike Lata’s second restaurant, The Ordinary is adding a prix-fixe, three-course daily special. The meal, which will change nightly, will be available until it sells out. A press release describes it as “fun, accessible and value-oriented.”
The program is debuting with a Sunday fish fry theme: The menu includes locally-sourced shrimp, oysters and fish cheeks, collars, filets (contingent upon what fishermen catch), battered in local cornmeal and buttermilk. The main course is accompanied by vegetables and fixings such as chow chow, slaw and pepper vinegar; diners have their pick of soup or salad to start. The $35 fee also includes dessert.
So what will The Ordinary’s detractors complain about now? Here’s betting I hear more about the restaurant’s elevated noise levels — especially since diners can’t be faulted for clamoring over a deal like this one.