My wife and I went here because they were one of the few places that were still open late one Wednesday evening in August. The decor is very tacky and is full of kitsch that you would expect to see in a thrift store or your eccentric second cousin's dining room out in the sticks. A sign that says "Tonight's menu: Take it or leave it" and another reading "Eat it or starve". I find this kind of thing very off-putting in a restaurant of all places. They also have paper notices taped to the wall asking you to take your bill and pay at the counter and not leave cash on the table for the waitress. These same notices also tell you to go see Gus or Sylvia if you're not happy about something. I guess they don't trust their staff?
I asked for Italian dressing for my salad and the waitress brought a bottle of Kraft Italian dressing to the table. Apparently this place can't even be bothered to disguise the fact that they're just using cheap old Kraft dressing for the salads. I thought it was pretty obvious that the salad was just from a salad mix in a bag like you get from the produce section.
Picton is in the heart of wine country and the wine they serve is bottom-the-barrel "l'Ambiance" (similar in price and quality to D'omaine D'or, Hochtaler or Baby Duck) Soft drinks are over $2 for a CAN. Why doesn't have this place have a soda fountain or a bar gun which would allow them to give free refills like any other diner on a town's main street?
We were seated directly across from the kitchen window and got to hear one particularly loud cook bark orders in a rude and condescending matter to other staff, not exactly what you want to hear in a restaurant.
The food is nothing to write home about by any stretch of the imagination and the place wouldn't get any review from me were it not for the issues which made this dining experience a dreadful one.
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