Although this has the potential to be well above average, our experience was well short of that. First, the food was good, although by no means gourmet or excellent. Waitstaff were pleasant and competent. The ambiance, for want of a better term was, well, wanting. This was due to the poor table placement. Although I should have inquired about this when the reservation was made, equally responsibility should have been shouldered by the management to offer up such information at time of reservation. The table detracted substantially from our enjoyment of dining.
Interestingly, at different times, a couple appeared and asked how we were doing (one was the chef, the other, by assumption, his wife). When the chef arrived, the gentleman at the table next to us complained about another patron speaking loudly into his cell phone, and for a lengthy call. When the chef came by our table and inquired as to how we were doing, I mentioned that I agreed with the gentleman at the next table re patrons using cellphones during dinner. The chef's response was, and I quote, "Sometimes those things happen"--then he walked away.
I cannot recommend Squire Tarbox Inn. Not a failure compared to some places I have come across in our travels, but well short of the expectations they create.
We did not stay at the inn so I can speak only to our experience in the restaurant.More
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