Seen better days
I want so much to like Horseradish again. Unfortunately, on my last 2 trips, I've run into the same issues: an absolutely clueless hostess, wait staff spread much too thin, and a new head chef whose descriptive powers are considerably better than either his ingredients or his cooking. The website talks about catering to individual needs, but an email 3 days before my latest visit was never answered and, at the Sunday brunch, a friend and I had to practically beg for the only vegan option because it happened to be on the lunch instead of the brunch menu. It was described as a winter salad of lettuce, apples, cranberries and nuts. It was actually a chunk of not-particularly-fresh iceberg with a few perfunctory apple shavings and dried cranberry-like red things bobbing around in a vinaigrette that managed, somehow, to be gloopy as well as utterly bland. (Seriously, how is it possible to make a full-fat vinaigrette, presumably without xanthan gum, that clings slimily to the fork like wet blue jeans to thunder thighs)? They advertise Sunday brunch from 11 - 3, but by 1.15 the place was deserted and, sadly, I can see why. Since I both live and work fairly nearby, this used to be my go-to restaurant for both clients and out-of-town visitors. Not any more. I'm sure Horseradish will continue to have its devoted fans who go because it's local, cozy and friendly, but unfortunately for me it's no longer worth the prices (still pre-recession, unlike the quality) or the 15-minute drive.