12/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The staff is made up of 100% unexperenced (""this is my first job"") , very attractive local high school girls who are given the task by the management of explaining the weakness of the kitchen and the long waits to overpriced patrons , while the management hides away never to be seen. In fact I don't think you see a ""grown up? the whole night. The management does not hire enough of these young people, so they are always rushing off and forgetting things which prevents them having enough time to apologize at length. Since it is obviously not there fault the customer is left with no one to blame when the enormous bill arrives after many delays and mistakes. The view is majestic and the architecture warm and romantic and there is a lovely fireplace. They are serving comfort food here: tasteless, big prime ribs, mashed potatoes, mud pie - quite appropriate for an above average luncheonette or the usual wedding or bar mitzvah. But the first time you take a date here they will be wowed and if you get them drunk and talk alot, your guest may overlook the food and the less-than-amateurish service from the this-is-my-first-job overworked high schoolers. Insist on a seat near the window -- even if you have to wait -- since the window view is all that this place has to offer.