Ate at The Chophouse for the second time recently. First time we had a fabulous meal and were very impressed.
This time not so much. There were 5 of us and we had booked at least a week beforehand. They seated us on a table in the middle of the room, which was a bit squashy, and put 2 people in the booth tables that would easily take 6 in comfort. Didn't make sense to me. The 2 people came after, and left before us, and we would have been more comfortable out of the traffic.
Didn't take long to get our entrees and drinks, which were quite good, but then there was a long wait to get our mains. It was also hard to attract a waiter for a drink. The staff did apologise for the wait, and we weren't in a hurry, but when the steaks turned up 3 out of the 5 were lukewarm at best.
My son had the Ribs and Rump combo, and spouse the rump steak, and these were cooked perfectly and very tender. The rest of us had the 16 hour slow cooked rib eye, rump and lobster tail combo and a cutlet dish, all of which were almost cold.
They were quite tender, and if they had been hot, would have been delicious. No one came near us to ask about the meal. We gave up on trying to order any dessert,as the staff obviously wanted to clean up and go home, so we were unable to attract them. It wasn't late, only about 9:30pm, so after it became clear the dessert menu wasn't coming,we paid up and moved on to the Chocolate Bar for dessert and coffee.
I'm glad I got my 10% discount as a member,as even with that, it was quite expensive. The lobster tail was the smallest lobster tail I've ever seen and quite tasteless. My son said his ribs just melted in the mouth so it was either really good or really ordinary food wise.
Next time we will stick to the new Italian restaurant, the Mexican Cantina or the consistently good Emerald Garden Chinese Restaurant, which we've enjoyed many times before.
Maybe they need some new heatlamps in the kitchen or maybe they forgot to cook all our meals at the same time? Who knows, but I do know I will go to Hogs Breath next time we want to pay over $30 for a steak, and hopefully get it served hot!
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