Normally I can’t afford such a classy joint. But, I went to 131 because it was my mother’s birthday - and I knew my parents would be paying.
Don’t get me wrong and think I’m a complete D; I at least *offered* to pay, then politely & conveniently excused myself to the lavatory right before the bill came - and spent 15 minutes hiding in a stall in the ladies room, scrolling through Instagram and shopping for dog sweaters on Etsy - in hopes someone else would pay the bill.
When I got back to the table and saw the bill still sitting there, I fished around in my handbag for a few minutes and then pretended like I had left my wallet at home.
Anyway, 131 feels super fancy, yet casual - at the same time. I would call it “contemporary chic”. The ambiance felt Nantucket-ey, yet not pretentious; with nice oil burning lamps everywhere, modern-ish art work, shiplap walls, and comfy large booths.
There is both indoor and outdoor (pet friendly!) dining. We sat indoors since I left my puppers at home so he could veg and watch North Woods Law on the Animal Planet.
To drink I ordered a Fresh Squeezed Lemonade; which was delightful and sweet.
For an entree, that night they had a Mahi Mahi from Florida on special. But, I suspected it may have been running drugs up from Miami - so I ordered the North Carolina Trout with a Side Caesar Salad, instead.
My Cesar salad was adorbs and came with its own little fork. It was loaded with parm, super creamy dressing - and nomz home made corn bread style croutons.
The trout was very scrumptious and buttery and cooked to perfection. It came with a yum tarter type sauce that had some un-named, (yet tasty) herb in it - perfect for dipping. (Yes, I dip *literally* everything. No, I did not use my hands.)
The cold rice salad that came on the side was very colorful and packed with walnuts and multicolored cranberries and not only tasted delish - seemed super nutritious and healthy as well.
My food was so filling I only ate half of it, so decided to take the rest home. At 131 Main they’ll box your leftovers up for you - so you don’t have to awkwardly spill half of your entree all over the table in an attempt to self box, while your entire family watches in disgust.
Bonus; they even write the date/contents of it on your Togo box!
131 Main is the perfect place for a meal before the movies, date night - or family celebration extravaganza.
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