Critic Molly Abraham visits Birmingham's new American eatery Triple Nickel this week in an early, but optimistic review. The Nickel earns three stars for its expert unveiling. Abraham credits the professional team with experience from Sindbad's for bringing a sense of maturity to the menu and presentation.
Triple Nickel has managed to avoid most of the glitches that often accompany the debut of a new restaurant. The staff members in black shirts and striped bistro aprons are professional and friendly as they navigate the room with its center row of leather-backed benches at high tables separated by small striped curtains.
The critic draws some strong similarities between Sindbad's iconic seafood menu and Triple Nickel's smattering of surf-centric dishes, including the New England clam chowder, perch, and scallops. However, she finds that turf menu items like four- and eight-ounce fillets and lamb chops set themselves apart from the riverfront eatery. "This is not an amateur pop-up, but a solid contender in the thriving metro area restaurant scene," Abraham concludes.
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