Over the period of 3 days in Jul 2014 we ate three meals - dinner, lunch, and breakfast. All three times we were disappointed. I am not sure what the "award winning food" is that they claim to have, but we found it to be lackluster and over priced.
First, understand that this is part of the Canyon of the Eagles resort which is about 25 miles or so from any town with cafes and restaurants. Burnet is the closest. So, unless you want to drive 30 minutes or more one way to eat, then you are hung because this restaurant is the ONLY choice.
The menus are fairly limited for an award winning place. Plus, for every entree we ordered we were told they were out of some component of that meal. For breakfast for example, they did not even have any jellies or jams. The did come up with one blueberry concoction which was good. I had pancakes and they were black on both sides and almost as thin as a tortilla. They were listed as having apple compote topping, but they were out of that! So, they thawed out some strawberries and put that on them. While they tasted ok, they were greasy, over cooked and thin. Maybe that is the chef's idea of something unusual and great, but I found it to be pretty unappealing. One entree we ordered was the grilled pork chop. While large, it was under cooked and someway fatty. I have forgotten what, but they were out of something on the menu that went with it.
We asked one day at lunch what the deserts would be for dinner thinking we would just eat desert and skip the meal. They gave us a list of only three things. One was cheesecake, so we opted not to go to town to eat or to eat in the restaurant, but just to have the dessert. We got there and were told it was too hot today so the cheesecake would not set up properly. Award winning?
Generally though, the entriees were ok, but nothing to get excited about. The portions were large. They have a pulled pork enchilada meal that is very good, but rather bland. The Canyon Burger is excellent and quite large.
Service was fine, but there were never over 3 tables in use at any meal we were there. They had about a third of the tables or maybe more set with linen table cloths and linen napkins. None of those tables were used for any of the three meals we were there for. We had plain tables with no covering (they were granite tops) and nice cloth napkins. Not sure what you had to do to be seated at one of the other tables! The ambiance is excellent with an outstanding view. But, they do not pay attention to many details. The floor was clean, but not up against the baseboards or in corners. The windows were quite dirty, especially on the outside. Also, the AC did not appear to be working properly, but it was sufficient to get by.
Overall, I thought it was greatly underrated and way over priced with a limited selection. While we didn't starve to death eating there, we felt like we were not getting what we paid for and certainly it was average at best for restaurants in general and poor for one at a resort. I recommend you bring a cooler with your own food and, depending on how long you are at the resort, make a few trips into town for good meals.
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