First impressions often paint a vivid picture.My wife and I walked in and stood in the foyer with two staff people discussing something or other, as though we were not even there,we were literally looked at,and thendismissedA few minutes later our existence was acknowledged in a friendly enough manner, and I told them we had a reservation.Now, there were a number of tables available, but we were seated next to the wait station, quite literally the worst seat in this restaurant, not sure if it was based on our looks or why we deserved such an "honor".Friendly waiter, but forgot about my second beer for a good twenty minutes, and once again I have to mention that there were not terribly busy at the time.The appetizers were quite good, especially the bacon beignets, but the main course took awhile to arrive.The meal itself was pretty tasty, however as other reviewers have mentioned, the prices do not match the portion of the dish,there are no salads offered with the meal, and french fries are the general accompaniment.This is not a problem except for when you are charging 28$ and upwards for an 8 oz steak. I appreciate the fact that a meaty restaurant has opened in a town awash with tofu, I live here and enjoy a good bit of beef, however,this will be my only visit to this restaurant.For some reason, people have a very strange sense of entitlement in Ashland and Smithfields seems to be no exception. It seems as though there are a number of restauranteurs in town that feel as though they are doing you a favor by allowing you to be served in their restaurant, as opposed to the other way around. As with anything it is up to the individual to decide for themselves whether or not they feel the same way,and I implore you to do so, I only relate my personal experience.
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