We"ve married French Bistro with North Mississippi Cafe resulting in the Bubba Brasserie cuisine. The Big Bad Smokehouse pulls double duty creating the items for our charcuterie program and choucroute garni gets a second chance with collards and pickled peaches. Raw oysters arrive daily from all over the country adding a unique touch to the glass tiled oysterbar that anchors our lower dining room. Top shelf whiskies, an extensive glass wine program, and innovative cocktails round out an inviting and cozy bar setting likened to an "English Hunt Club."
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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City Grocery Restaurant Group offers off-site catering through our catering division, The Main Event. We are a full service caterer offering complete event coordination, to include exceptional service, attention to detail and unique menu design to suit each of our clients. Specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary dinners, corporate and university functions. Please call 662-234-9300 to book your next event.
Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy an intimate dining experience at our Chef"s Tasting Table. We offer seated dining from 8-32 guests, and cocktail parties to a maximum of 50 guests. Allow our chef to create a truly unique menu ranging from family style service, plated, or buffet. Ideal for rehearsal dinners, corporate or university events.
Private Party Contact:
Emma Gaines: 6622349300x
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Snackbar Ratings and Reviews
We took a job candidate there for dinner ...
We took a job candidate there for dinner. We had the charcuterie board and I had the steak frites. My two colleagues had the fish special and the caramelized pork chop. The candidate had steak frites. We also had dessert which consisted of sweet potato bread pudding, coconut chess pie and Mexican spice pot du creme. The food was amazing and the cocktails and wine were really good. Service was just average.
Restaurant seeks to overwhelm with its ...
Restaurant seeks to overwhelm with its 'eclectic' menu in order to justify its prices. Food was just ok. Lobster Mac and cheese was very dry. Value for the price was not good.
However, their staff and service are over the top. All were very accommodating and attentive and were the bright spot of the evening.
Dropping daughter off at Ole Miss and ha ...
Dropping daughter off at Ole Miss and had only been to SnackBar for drinks! Great menu with unique eats. Higher end wines at a great value. Inside is very appealing, especially the bar and middle bar area. Definitely will make this a "must eat" spot when we visit our daughter.
Everything about Snackbar was great. Th ...
Everything about Snackbar was great. The server was great, the ambiance was wonderful, but then there was the food. Our server told us that one of the specials that night was seafood stew and it was very popular. I love seafood! I ordered it. And then at 4AM, I became violently ill without a fever, so I knew I was suffering from food poisoning and I knew exactly what from. What an unfortunate experience, since I had to drive 9 hours back later that morning. This was a negative experience that will follow me and I would just say BEWARE OF THE SEAFOOD at Snackbar. What a horrible way to end a memory of an otherwise nice restaurant.
I was expecting great food based on what ...
I was expecting great food based on what I had heard, but it was the service that really stood out. Our waitress was so polite, engaging and attentive. She knew the menu, front-and-back and made great recommendations.
We started with a couple of specialty cocktails from the menu. The selection had a very international flair to it. Truth be told, this was probably the least favourite part of the meal. I guess they were just a little too exotic for our tastes and made a tad bit on the strong side.
But, as for the food, it was very good. We started with a Charcuterie plate. It came with three selections of meat, a cheese, pickle and bread with house made mustard and BBQ sauces. The sauces were simply outstanding. The pickle was tart and crisp, as I like them and the cheese was smooth and creamy. I believe it must have been some kind of cheddar, although I don't recall exactly what it was.
We also had the Okra Chaat as an appetizer. It was a very large portion - easily enough for two. It was prepared in a way that reminded me of how my grandfather made it - whole and fried in what I would say was cornmeal. It was very crisp just like potato chips. It was different in that it was seasoned with peanuts and an Indian blend of spices. In a word, it was fantastic take on a traditional Southern dish. Best thing we had.
For the main course, we selected the lamb and the America wagyu steak. Both were about 6 oz. portions - small on the American/Southern side, but plenty big given everything else we ate. I would say the steak won out, as the lamb was just a tad bit overcooked for our tastes. The tomatoes that came with the main course were perfectly prepared. Cooked just long enough to start to sear and they were a sweet tomato and a great complement to the meat.
For desert, we had the chocolate ganache cake and ice cream - plenty big enough to share for two. I like a really intense chocolate and this was not that, but it was a cool, refreshing end to a really good meal.
Snackbar is a must visit restaurant if y ...
Snackbar is a must visit restaurant if you are in the Oxford area. There were five of us and we shared a platter of marinated crab claws and a platter of steamed shrimp as appetizers. Then we all had a different "Not so Small Plate". Everything was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning and some very interesting sides. Service was just right, observant enough to be there when needed but left us alone to visit.
Only drawback was the air conditioning was not up to keeping the restaurant as comfortable as it should be given it is July!
This was a neat spot and not what you wo ...
This was a neat spot and not what you would expect when you go inside. I will go again however it didn't knock my socks off but that may be because of what i ordered. The french fry appetizer dish with garlic aioli is very good.
Hit or miss these days
We have dined here many times and was our favorite for quite some time. While the menu is interesting the flavors are just not there these days. It is a moderately expensive place and the food is now only fair. For some reason City Grocery and Snackbar are never good at the same time. When they periodically change the menus one of them is really good and the other disappointing. Maybe it is done on purpose.
Didn't Live Up To Our Expectations
We have eaten at several of the restaurants in this Oxford chain, and have always been really pleased, so we were expecting the same with Snack Bar. Sadly, this wasn't this case. The food was fine, but nothing special, and there was about a 35 min. wait between when we ordered and when the food arrived. The lobster Mac-n-cheese had exactly two pieces of lobster in it, and the bearnaise sauce for the steak was lukewarm. Our waitress was training someone, and whether it was due to this or something else, the service was very slow. We probably won't be back!
Excellent oysters from the raw bar start ...
Excellent oysters from the raw bar started off our meal followed by fresh fish fixed with interesting spices. Our waitress was attentive and tried to make any special requests we made happen! Especially enjoyed the hand crafted cocktails! Delicious!
Nice Place! Good for Gluten Intolerant folks.
I went with a group of three people. I had the Steak Frites cooked medium rare. Everything was done to perfection. We took a woman who is gluten intolerant. She had the fish and the rice dish and the waiter indicated that she could have the dish without getting the gluten.
good cocktails (not too sweet). My wife had the stuffed trout (terrific) and I had the drum with ginger chutney (rich, warm flavor). Service was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing (I hate that). Apple turnovers for dessert (incredible). French coffee. I look forward to returning and trying something new.
Not So Special Occasion
Snack Bar in Oxford, Ms has long been a favorite spot : great food,innovative specials and personable and accomplished waitstaff ....but missed the mark this Valentines weekend.
Reservations, as expected, were a must, and we saw a bunch of walk-ins turned away; nonetheless it seemed clear that both the trout and the reservation list were stuffed for this evening....Our waitress was pleasant but seemed spread thin in her effort to serve her tables...and the food, which is usually fine, was poorly cooked in what must have been the hustle to keep the plates moving. For example, a side of braised brussel sprouts seemed not cooked at all as demonstrated by the hard little boogers flying across the table if any attempt made to stab or cut.
....It's not unreasonable for a popular restaurant to try to set another place at the table for special nights, but that effort falls flat when food and service suffer, and the manager should know better than to "pack 'em in"....It's not fair to waitstaff, kitchen staff and patrons who expect better from the good folks at the Snack Bar.
Cozy and delicious
Snackbar provides excellent French bistro cuisine with a Mississippi twist. The feel of the restaurant is cozy and warm, especially pleasant for late Fall and early Winter hunting season dining. The wait staff is well trained, personable and do not intrude, yet provide timely service without asking. If you like John Currence's flagship restaurant, City Grocery, you will also love Snackbar for its interesting, delicious and creative menu in a less formal atmosphere. Oxford is fortunate to have Snackbar among an impressive list of great restaurants to which to dine. My only criticism, as minor as it is, is the hope for a more delectable wine list to pair with the tantalizing food.
Worth traveling for
Last night I dined with a group of five colleagues at Snackbar. We had a remarkable evening. I have such fond memories of Snackbar from when I lived in Oxford, and I was excited to introduce friends from work to the food and the experience. The head chef, Vish greeted us when we walked in, and it set the tone for a lovely evening. The food is a creative mix of New Orleans, South Indian, and French fare. I will be dreaming about the yogurt-glazed salmon for weeks. The salmon, lentils, and green beans were flavorful and cooked perfectly. The fries, as usual, did not disappoint, and the table agreed the oysters were fresh and mild. Everything was just delicious.
Our server provided the best service I've had in years. He was patient, attentive, bright, humorous, and kind. I noted that my draft beer landed a few inches from the top of the glass. He acknowledged my whining, and on the second beer, joked that he didn't leave room for cream and sugar. He then completed the extraordinary task of attributing each item to its owner, and brought our checks in about three minutes. I'm still flummoxed as to how he calculated this. We were prepared to split the bill by 6, but we really appreciate the time and effort he spent.
Snackbar is such a special place. It's perfect for a romantic evening, but it also has a large community bar that makes it fun for groups. If you are in Oxford, Snackbar should be priority.
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