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“Disappointed in the food although a beautiful building and came recommended”

Charles Anthony's at the Pub
Ranked #19 of 475 Restaurants in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: (334) 281-3911 phone
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We used to live in Montgomery but hadn't visited in sixteen years so we asked two different friends there to recommend a nice restaurant, but not overly gourmet fancy and expensive, for our anniversary dinner. Based on their advice, we went to the Pub. It is a beautiful building so as we entered with our expectations high. We also had looked at their website and the menu looked interesting as well as reasonable. Neither of us thought our meals were anything above average and were disappointed in the quality. The dinner salad was nothing but greens, croutons, and one cherry tomato. Both dressings were good (sweet balsamic vinaigrette and blue cheese). We felt for a restaurant with this fancy a décor (almost ostentatious), they could have at least put a red onion ring, cucumber and carrot slice on it. Our entrees were not very good either. I had fried shrimp and oysters and they were very average. My husband had a chicken fettucini dish which was supposed to have dried tomatoes and "white sauce". He saw no tomatoes (maybe one piece of red) and said the sauce was tasteless. I told him that "white sauce" was a clue - but I'd have thought they would have added something to flavor it (cheese, garlic...) - apparently not. The bread was served with no butter. I asked our server for some and he brought out some that had been dug out of a larger container, definitely not butter. Seems a real pat of butter would be used at a place this nice. We did not complain to our server or the manager, who did come and ask, about the food as it was not something that could have been improved. Our server was very attentive so we do have the courtesy to tip as we should because the food quality is not is fault. But, we will not go back, nor would we recommend it to anyone looking for a nice dining experience. It seems rather old school and the menu needs a more contemporary touch.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Was given 10% off card at hotel next door. The "girls" at the front desk were very rude and really didn't care if we were seated or not......!!! All 3 should be fired....!!! Felicia, our server, was very good. My steak was good, priced a bit high. Baked potato was hard and not hot. The NOISE in the dining room was unbelievability loud.

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1  Thank Ric B
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was always a favorite restaurant of ours, But times change.
The menu did not have a lot of the old choices, "reef and beef" , Kabob......
Bread was not brought to table till the meal, no happy hour, ok service. The split tenderloin and fish was like fast food. Paid close to $ 90 for $25 meal.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

After a long day of driving this restaurant was around the corner from our hotel. From the moment we walked in the door it was a welcoming atmosphere. The service was fabulous, Felicia was our server. She is so polite, friendly and provided fantastic service. Then there was the food, talk about melt in the mouth flavor. Can't say enough. Last comment...A must try when in Mobile.

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1  Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I have visited this location twice. The first time it was amazing (great service and food) and the second time it was the total opposite (except for the service). It is a rather expensive place so receiving great food the way it is ordered should happen all the time but it didn't happen like that on my second visit. It wasn't even busy but it took about an hour for us to receive our food (and we did not have a large group). The second visit kind of ruined the first experience. I'm willing to give it another try sometime in the future.

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