Gadsby's can be a romantic place for dining because it has maintained the 18th century look of a tavern. There are several rooms and the waiters dress in costumes of the period. A strolling minstrel Mr. Hall on Friday night has been playing the part of a colonial lute player for 25 years, complete with the language of the time in his patter. All very enjoyable. The food was good but not outstanding, though the peanut soup was rich and the Baked Brie en croute was huge and tasty--though much milder than the Brie I'm used to. The Gentlemen's Pye is very much a heavy Shepherd's Pie; the lamb chops were tender. That said, I got a negative impression of the place in the beginning when it took over 5 minutes for anyone to come to the front to acknowledge our reservation and then we were made to wait 10 minutes even though there were many tables empty. When I asked if they were short waiters, I was simply told "no" and given no explanation. Then our waitress disappeared for almost 15 minutes after serving our water--something may have been wrong because when she came back, she apologized "Sorry about that." After that, things looked up considerably, especially when the minstrel strolled by. It was pleasant and I would take visitors here for the experience but probably not return myself.
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