First, let me start by saying this was our second visit to Final Cut. We went just after it first opened, and had a very mixed experience. Understandable, as it was new, but now it has been open for well over 6 months, and there were too many weak points on this last visit, especially considering the price.
I also want to qualify this review by stating that we have many friends that go here, and they all love it, and have had great experiences. I can only speak for myself, and while I was optimistic we would also have a positive experience, it simply did not pan out.
First the positives - the room and the service were first rate. They were everything I expected in the restaurant, and the service was certainly fitting of the price. It was excellent from start to finish.
The first problem was my drink. I ordered a special martini. Not complicated, and I order this same martini all over Toledo, and 90% of the time they are perfect. It was made totally wrong. No excuse for this in a high end restaurant.
Next issue were the appetizers. We ordered the lobster club, which all you could taste was the bread, and the scallop blt, and the scallops were a bit cold.
We then ordered a chop salad, which was one of the best I have had, and was absolutely excellent.
For the entree, I choose the ribeye, and it simply did not have the flavor that many other ribeyes have. It was okay, but at over $50, I guess okay just does not cut it.
Finally, we had a dessert, which I don't remember the name of, and it was fabulous as well.
My other BIG issue with this restaurant, was the staff. I believe he was a manager, but there was a restaurant employee who was in the dining room most of the time, and all he did was text. Now, most nice restaurants prefer you not use your cell phone at dinner, but times what they are, I really have no problem with this, as long as users are courteous about it. To see a restaurant employee, who appeared to be a manager, standing in the dining room and constantly texting, I found to be very unprofessional.
I wanted to give Final Cut another chance after my first experience, however after this past, it will take some major convincing to go back.
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