Walking in the restaurant is beautifully appointed. A perfect setting for a lovely meal. We dined on a Monday evening so the room was not crowded. There were ample, maybe too ample,servers kind of hovering over the table and one waiter at a newly vacant table next to us spent a lot of time making sure that table was set up perfectly, re folding napkins and moving glasses and dishes around. Tables were quite close. This all truthfully became a distraction to a private table conversation.
We ordered the prime rib dinners, medium. Up until the dinner we were served thinly sliced baguette on a board accompanied nicely by a carafe of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a plate to mix and dab with fresh garlic on the side. A nice touch. The house salad came with dinner. It was mixed greens, attractively mounded, however I thought the dressing was a bit sharp. There were probably three cherry tomatoes halved on the side with about the same number of tiny toasted croutons as garnish. Now for the C- rating. One dinner came out looking good. A decent showing of prime rib, one bone with a large dollop of mashed potatoes and the creamed spinach. The waiter set it down. It really was not medium, it was wiggly pink in the middle. That was only one dinner. We had a wait of several minutes until the second dinner arrived and when that came out it was apparent that the kitchen needed some guidance. No bone in this irregularly sliced rib, on the rare side, not as ordered, but we both began eating and did not, at this point, mention our disappointment. Soon we realized that this should be addressed and I feel the staff already knew that the quality of our meals ($32) was sub par as we noticed chatting in the center of the room...like a team huddle. The meat was very fatty, undercooked, spinach so watery that my plate looked like a ladle of soup was under the meat and the mound of mashed potatoes was so tasteless that we asked for horseradish to amp up the taste.
Until our displeasure was evident none of the many staff offered conversation. They performed their jobs in a perfunctory manor. At the end of dinner our waiter came over and we had a pleasant conversation. He did try to make amends by taking one dinner off the bill. As we left the manager/ perhaps owner/spoke with my husband and apologized. This place should warrant another visit as it has top class potential, but save it for a very special occasion as everything is pretty much a la carte and on the high side. We did not have dessert so I don't know if their desserts are baked on site by a pastry chef.
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