Maybe we hit this place on an off night, but the service we received was nothing short of terrible. Although it was only half full, we waited to be seated, waited to get the menus, waited to have our orders taken, and then REALLY waited for our dinners to arrive. Total time elapsed�nearly 1 � hours. When the food finally arrived, it was obvious that it had been sitting for some time in the back, as it was nearly cold. But being afraid of how long it would disappear if we sent it back, and also being pretty hungry by this point, we just ate it.
Unfortunately, there wasn�t much there to eat. The crab cakes were appetizer sized, although the price was not. They were accompanied by an equally small portion of vegetables. The rest of the plate was covered in carrot shavings in an attempt to disguise all the white space. I had ordered a side of sweet potatoes, which turned out to be a very scanty serving in a tiny saucer for which I was charged an extra $2. No bread appeared, although the waitress had talked about the delicious cornbread that had just come out of the oven. Maybe we needed to have ordered that separately as well.
Being still hungry after dinner, we ordered the apple dessert. This turned out to be the only decent sized item (it was bigger than the entire dinner, sweet potatoes included), but it was also temperature challenged. It was scalding, and I do mean scalding, hot.
The other disappointing thing about this restaurant was that although it is on the waterfront, you don�t get to enjoy looking at the water as you eat. Alas, the restaurant is on the wrong side of the building and you have to settle for looking at a mural of the waterfront on the wall instead.
I rated this restaurant a two rather than a one because the food would actually have been good, what there was of it, if it had been the proper temperature. My advice would be to eat something before you go, and don�t go when you are in a hurry. Better yet, maybe you just shouldn�t go at all.
Tired, Hungry & Disgusted
We had a late lunch there on 2/6/2011. I had the fried chicken platter and my husband had the fried tilapia platter. Delicious. The butter for the corn muffins had been sweetened, and the sweetpotato mash was melt-in-your-mouth. The bread pudding was bread pudding. The decor was nice, and we walked along the beautiful hazy waterfront afterward. We were the only white people there but felt welcome. You can't say that about every place, you know? Good restaurant.
Had lunch at this restaurant yesterday (6-9-12). When we entered the place we were impressed at how nice it is. Our waitress was courteous, nice and friendly. I ordered their house special, the Proud Mary Punch. The first drink was okay, the second drink was a compeletly different color and and cloudy, I did ask that they omit the grenadine because it was bitter. Instead of making a new drink the bartender add a splash of grenadine to give it a reddish color, I don t know what else was added, needless to say it was nasty. When our order came the chicken was cooked so long and hard until the bones were black. The meat had been sliced open to make sure it was done I suppose. The manager came over and insisted I tell him what was wrong with the chicken. I told him it was overcooked and dry. Maybe he informed the cook and the next person that ordered the chicken got it cooked right. They were filming a commercial we were told. Instead of filming it in the large dinning area. They chose to do in the smaller dinning area while cramming all the customers in that area. The outside was reserved for a private party. The music was so loud we could hardly hear ourselves talk. The place was more like a juke joint on a Friday night. I feel the manager did not have control over the place the ambiance was nice, the service was good, the atmoshpere left a lot to be wondered about.
My wife and I ate there for early dinner 05/18/11. Our waitress pleasantly greeted us but after that the service tanked tremendously. She was nonchalant, unattentive, distant and more interested in engaging her 5-7 idle co-workers than attending her one table of guests. On top of that, my wife had to reorder twice because they did not have certain items on the menu which meant she had to settle for less than what she wanted. After settling on chicken, it came back overcooked and tasted like reheated old leftover parts cooked in different grease. This place greatly disappoints those who know and appreciate really good cuisine. I will never go back there and never recommend this place. A good restaurant has to have some kind of standards. Apparently, they don't have any. I've seen juke joints better than this.
Im trying to be nice and give this restraunt 3 stars. I have gone here several times and it is truly hit or miss. Went on a Saturday night and the food was pretty good although service was horribly slow. Went a few other nights and the food tasted like reheated left overs.
I want to really like this place, if for nothing else the close location and the water front dining, but they make it really difficult. Allot of potential here maybe one day someone will take the time to recognize it.
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