A review of Two Ten Jack, a restaurant in downtown Chattanooga.
If you are a blogger who reviews restaurants and takes photos of your food, the first thing you notice about Two Ten Jack‘s at Warehouse Row in Chattanooga is that while the restaurant is gorgeous, it is also very dim. My first photos are very dark, but we eventually just stood up and held the plate of food under one of the spotlights. We arrived on a Saturday about 5 pm and were the second couple in the restaurant. There is a large bar area and then a sort of an L-shape of tables around the bar with bench seating on one side and chair seating on the other. Unfortunately this means that one person is facing the wall. There is a large center area out in the open, but they were not seating people there at that time, though by the time we left there were some people out there.
Kent was our waiter and he was very helpful in explaining the menu and making recommendations. The menu is composed of a set of small plates, finally culminating in the ramen at the lower right. He suggested we start at the top left and simply work our way around, trying one or two dishes from each section. We did that, and by the time we got to the ramen, we were too full! Next time (and there will be a next time) – we will try one or two of our favorites from the small plates and then have the ramen.
From the Maki section, we had the Yon Sakana. It was an amazing cucumber roll. All of the flavors blended perfectly.
From the Specialty Sashimi section we had the wa-ceviche. It was sweet with some heat. Perfectly balance with a bit of nuttiness from the seeds.
Next we moved on to the section labeled “Small Plates” and had the Shishito Peppers. Our server warned us that while most of the peppers were mild, there might be one or two hot ones. We found about two each. Again, the flavors were amazing. Amongst the peppers were sweet figs and honeyed peanuts.
Also, in the Small Plates section, we tried the Salmon Nanbanzuke. This was perfectly cooked salmon served with a creamy kewpie slaw, tartar sauce and a spicy sweet and sour sauce. Everything again was excellent.
We ended at the Yakitori section of the menu, settling on the pork belly and the skirt steak. The pork belly was served with a mustard ponzu sauce and was delicious. The skirt steak was served with a sorghum soy sauce – which according to my notes was amazing!!
One of our more adventurous meals and we loved every minute of it. We will definitely be back for the ramen!