Blue Plate Kitchen at Bishops Corner will be open for full-service lunch and dinner on Tuesday, according to its co-owner.
The eatery - which is the sister restaurant to City Steam in Hartford - opened for breakfast last week to rave reviews from patrons.
Things so far have gone well, Sousa said, though the restaurant is still working out the kinks.
For example, the dining experience has been slower than expected, Sousa said. People can expect a 45-minute to an hour dining experience right now, instead of a quick 15-minute meal, Sousa said.
“Guests are really enjoying going through the menu,” Sousa said. “In a month, we’ll have fine-tuned everything.”
There have been some long waits, but those should be mitigated soon, as well, Sousa said. The restaurant has been open for lunch on some test days, Sousa said.
Early favorites off the menu include the challah French toast, the mile-high reubens and the burgers.
“People have said that we have served some of the best burgers in the state,” Sousa said. That’s high praise considering the intense competition the town has with burger joints.
Sousa acknowledged that there has been some confusion with how Blue Plate Kitchen has opened, but he said that was to ensure that the staff was ready and the menu was fully formed.
“In about two weeks, things will be running a lot smoother,” he said. “People love the fact we’re open and we’re excited about it.”
When it does open fully, the restaurant’s hours will be Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - late, Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.For more information on Blue Plate Kitchen, visit its website here.