My hubby and I are both ultimate foodies – would try any place at least once. We are usually drawn to authentic, smaller places (or expensive places with good chiefs and fabulous food), but keeping with the ‘at least try it once’ policy, we’ve decided to give Centro a try, especially since our friends have raved about it.
Let me state this with resolute: THIS PLACE IS NOT WORTH IT.
Yes, the smell of money in the air. The waiters and sitting hosts (managers? sommeliers? boys-in-suites-hired-to-kiss-butt-to-rich-patrons?) were bumping our chairs for two long hours that this dinner lasted, hurrying to deliver yet another ridiculously over-priced bottle of wine to regulars, who would visibly shove twenties into their front pockets. A bit disgusting, is isn’t it? How very Vegas, but without the Vegas pizzazz or, most importantly, out of this world tasty food.
Our own waiter was so familiar with us, it was borderline rude. He would do little numbers with his legs, corrected our pronunciation of menu items (we've had all these dishes in places of origin, but he, of course, knew best) and made an inappropriate comment when I said that I’d like a virgin cocktail. Oh, not to forget spilling the water twice. That was one well trained waiter!
The biggest insult was the food. We’ve tried 3 appetizers, two mains, risotto and deserts. Among all of this food bacchanaly, the ONLY decent item was the lobster risotto. The lamb chops were dry (what a waste!) and the Osso Buco was practically uneatable: greasy, chewy, tough inside. The deserts were… two tiny pieces of pie with distinct soda taste, warmed in a microwave. Yes, I know, all eateries do it, but for $15 you’d think they can get a better supplier.
Bottom line is: this place might position itself as high end, but its not. It’s neither classy nor good. It’s not Scaramouche, it’s not even the Keg. Next time we come of mind to spend $250 for dinner, will go somewhere else.
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