It’s been years since we first came to Remington’s for the jazz, but never went there for dinner, although we often said we should try it, so we did. You can only book a table by calling or through their website…supposedly. It’s an email form which you enter all the pertinent data, which we did, and received a “Success!” response. What does that mean? We expected to get an email Huh? Still no confirmation. So we called. They were genuinely surprised & apologetic that the email reservation process didn’t work, and said they’d alert the manger. When we arrived, and were queried if we had a reservation, we said yes and then briefly mentioned the email issue. Turned out the gentleman who was there said he heard about that (so I guess the message did get relayed!) and they were looking into it as reservations aren’t supposed to go into a black hole. Not good for business when someone thinks they've booked a table but hasn't in reality.
The décor is a bit strange – a lot of 80’s faux painting. The area we sat had faux painted walls, the ceiling was a faux painted sky complete with clouds, and rows of Greek columns (faux painted) and a wooden pergola over the seating areas. The artwork included a couple of large round ‘plates’ encased in Lucite boxes on the walls – contemporary feeling, or maybe even a bit native feeling. Not bad, just dated and old feeling. There were booths and tables, some tables had high-backed chairs, others not. We got the high-backs, which were quite comfortable, and helped with the privacy as diners must walk through this room to get to other areas of the restaurant.
Our server was friendly and allowed us some time to enjoy our drinks before telling us the specials of the night which was appreciated. The spinach salad was good – just your standard fare, ditto for the mixed green salad. Entrees included the broiled cedar plank salmon and broiled garlic shrimp with lemon butter. The salmon was very good, perfectly prepared. The (5) shrimp were a good size, but unfortunately, not quite cooked long enough. They probably could’ve used another 30-60 seconds to be perfect, but the sauce was flavorful.
After dinner, we went to hear the jazz. THIS is really the reason you go to Remington’s. Although the restaurant is nice, it is a bit pricey. The service was good and the food decent, but the jazz…it’s incredible and world-class. It is an older crowd (there were some octogenarians dancing!!) so if you are wanting a dark, bluesy kind of place, this isn’t it. But if you want to hear really good jazz and don’t mind a more mature clientele, this is a great place.
Will we go back for dinner? Possibly. Will we not wait years to go back for the jazz? Absolutely!
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