So the garish sign out front advertizing the 'pre fix' menu (yup, that's how the spelled it, no one speaks french at Harpos I guess) should have given it away, but we were going with a group, so we went in. Twenty years ago this might have been a nice place, however it hasn't aged well, and it's pretty dirty and run down inside with various wires hanging loose from the ceiling and paint scraped away from most surfaces and a general sense of grime just from everything being so antiquated.
As for the food, I had the salmon, and my wife had the vegetarian meal. The salmon wasn't the freshest and was on the small side of average, and the vegetables consisted of a couple potatoes and some of the largest carrots cut into quarters I've ever seen (I thought they were sweet potatoes until I ate them), but the salmon at least was barely adequate if not very good.
The vegetarian meal, on the other hand, was probably the worst we've ever seen. It consisted of some spaghetti noodles with a tomato sauce with about half of a pound of feta (at least we hope it was feta) on top that had started turning yellow on one side. On top of this was eight sticks of what had at some point been asparagus, however it was so overcooked that it wasn't able to be picked up with a fork any longer and just disintegrated. It was fashionably garnished with pomegranate and dill.. as was every dish... cause who doesn't like pomegranate and dill mixed together? I wish we had had a camera with us, because we both though it looked like someone had strangled a green octopus to death, left in the sun for a week and then served it. And best of all, it also cost 30.00 as did the salmon as part of the 'pre fix' meal.
My wife valiantly tried the meal, but it was so bland and overcooked that she left it. The waitress (who in fairness did a decent job) came and removed it, and when she came back told us that she had told the chef. However, telling the chef is apparently meaningless at this restaurant since no new meal appeared, and we were presented with a bill for the full amount at the end of the meal.
Dessert was the highlight (but you can't really mess up store-bought ice cream with jam on top.)
So... was the meal worth the nearly 80.00 we were charged with only their terribly bad coffee to drink? Nope... not even close. I can say with confidence that I'd rather eat just about anywhere else.
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