This past holiday season, my supervisor wanted to "surprise" our small department by taking us out to lunch at the nearby Plumsteadville Inn. I had never been there before and was delighted by the lovely holiday decorations that greeted us at the entrance...but I will not go back again because of our lackluster lunch experience.
We were seated in a large room. My supervisor asked to order an appetizer of one of the soup specials she had seen written on the chalkboard in the lobby. Our waitress said that actually wasn't the soup of the day - the owner hadn't changed the chalkboard yet (at 12:30 in the afternoon).
She walked away and let us peruse the menu, which was very heavy on seafood. When we had made our selections, the waitress came back, and my friend began by ordering the crabcake. The waitress then decided to inform us that the restaurant was actually all out of crab. As well as shrimp, scallops, flounder, salmon, and lobster. It would have been really nice to know that when we got there so that we would have looked more closely at the six or seven non-seafood items on the menu.
It took a long time for the kitchen to prepare our lunch, even though there was practically nobody in the restaurant...which should have been our first hint. The food was bland, I had an omelet which was served with rice and carrots, an odd combination.
I felt very embarrassed for my supervisor, who had heard good things about the place and had really wanted to impress everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Plumsteadville Inn has been under new ownership since 2012 with the restaurant and bar. Now in 2015 there are 13 overnight rooms and a banquet hall. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Plumsteadville Hotel Plumsteadville