Citysearch Editorial Review.
If a group of men is loudly clacking their dominoes down in one corner of the restaurant, don’t be surprised. The characters that come in and out of Rose Petal are as much a part of the ambiance as the Christmas decorations that are a permanent, year-round fixture here. Order your food at the window in the front and choose between the plain-Jane front room and the ridiculously over-decorated barroom. Dishes that scream the heritage of the chef are the only options, from stewed pork neck to the sides of ham-studded collard greens and buttery-delicious yams. While they are often out of items, worry not, as everything is good. You can order a drink from the neon index cards that list the prices in the bar and play a game of darts while you wait, or just wander the room studying the various jazz inspired pictures that dot the walls.