Posted: 12/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were talking about where to go again this year for New Year's Eve - and it definitely won't be this place. We have heard such great things about it and were excited to take out of town guests there. Our reservations were for 7:30 p.m. We were seated, however people seated after us seemed to have their orders taken, drinks, etc. and we still weren't greeted by our waitress. She finally came after 30 minutes. We waited over an HOUR AND A HALF for our food to arrive all while we finished our first drinks and breadbasket, in which the waitress never came back for new drink orders. All other tables that were seated WAY after us were now eating their dinners! Now, being a former waitress, I tip VERY generously, and understand unforeseen problems with food orders, etc. but the waitress didn't apologize for the wait, or say our food was coming up. In fact, when we asked if there was a problem we were very rudely told that this is a fine restaurant and it takes time. Apparently tables around us must have NOT been in a fine restaurant but WE were. I've been to many restaurants and it never took THIS long. I was so embarrassed in front of our friends. By the time we finished eating, and didn't order desert - God knows how long that would have taken, it was a after 11 p.m. I think four hours for a dinner is just ridiculous. OK, maybe if it was a prix fixe 7 course menu but not this place. To top it off, the food was mediocre - of course there was a limited menu for the night and I had filet mignon, which was decent but nothing spectacular. Everyone said the food was ""alright"", but could tell they weren't impressed. Never again. They made a night that should have been special irritating, rude, and way too lengthy and embarrassing. We should have gone to the Meating House in Drums because we never had a bad dining experience in the dozens of times I've been there.