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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