Stopped in for dinner on the way to the casino. The shock I had on entering was huge. All of the charm and interest of the old Jarrett House dining experience was swept away by the new owners. The new interior was STARK and sterile. The old Jarrett House was somewhat dowdy but at least was period to the history of the building and to the image of a Victorian inn. The all white blankness of the inappropriate French hostess station was a shock. All the antique furniture in the waiting areas was replaced with a white decor more appropriate for South Florida. The dining room was no better. The new look clashed badly with the retention of the old exposed piping in the ceiling above. If the dining room rework was so extensive, they should have not retained the worst feature of the old room.
I didn't even get to the food because I had come for pan fried mountain trout (with the head on)that I had enjoyed for years. Before I allowed the waitress to do anything more than present me with a menu, I discovered that the whole trout had been replaced with a fillet and the wonderful vegetables had been reduced to a choice of three with biscuits. All for $17.95. The day I will pay
$14.95 t0 $17.95 for a meat and 3 has yet to arrive. I got up and walked out. It was like leaving the funeral of an old friend. I shall never go back.
Incidentally, to those reading the reviews of the Jarrett House, any of the 2013 reviews are of the
old Jarrett House previous to the renovations which were made over the winter. The glowing reviews are based on a Jarrett House experience that sadly has vanished.
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