Terrible brunch; outrageous ripoff
We got there in time for our 2 pm brunch reservation, and were informed that all they had was seating in the bar, which was dark, crowded, and invested with those tiny-ass cocktail tables. I'm a big dude, and I wasn't about to park my big ol' behind at one of those postage-stamp sized tables, so I told the hostess that, despite our having a reservation, we would wait for something to open up in the main dining room. This really seemed to fluster her for some reason, but twenty minutes later, we got seated at a more suitably-sized four-top in the main room.
Things went downhill from there, first finding out that champagne wasn't included, then, scoping out the fare, which was limited: Only one meat available at the carving board, lamb, which I dislike, and just a few entrees, no vegetables! Breakfast foods were limited to sausage/bacon, blintzes and an omelet station, no hashbrowns, waffles, etc. I will say the peel n' eat shrimp were monster, and about the only good thing there.
Desserts were junk, just a couple of cakes that looked like they'd been savaged by wild dogs, and some cupcakes with smiley-face frosting jobs. The waiter heard me comment about this to my wife, and, bless his heart, brought us a slice of cheesecake and some angel-food cake off the regular menu, the only positive spot in an otherwise dismal meal. I just about fell over from shock when we got the bill, and it was THIRTY-NINE DOLLARS apiece, plus $6 each for the Bloody Marys. Almost ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for brunch, not including tip.
Spoke to the manager, and told him I thought the price was outrageous, and why. All he said was ""I apologize"". No offer to knock 20% off the bill, nothin'.
So that was the first and LAST time I'll be going to Randolph's. Look, I don't mind paying $25, maybe even $30 for a good brunch, but this was FAR from good, a downright ripoff, and I urge everyone to give this place a wide berth.