My wife and I came here to celebrate our 9th Anniversary so we were prepared to pay a lot. There is a parking lot at the bottom of the hill but if you don't want to hike, you will want to park at the top of the hill. There is very limited self parking near the restaurant entrance since most of it is for valet. We arrived at 5:30 pm with no reservation and there was no self parking so we valet parked.
I thought we would be there early enough not to have a reservation but I was wrong. So we sat in the bar area where they will serve you from the restaurant menu. Next time I will definately get a reservation since the dining room and other rooms are gorgeous!
We both ordered lobster bisque soup which I loved, my wife only liked the first few spoonfuls. We were served bread and butter with our soup.
Prior to coming here I read tripadvisor reviews and was worried about one person who commented that they ordered a soft drink and received 8 oz at a cost of $5. I am happy to report that was not my experience. I ordered a root beer and received a 12 oz bottle of IBC and was charged $3.95. Another reviewer mentioned being nickeled and dimed to death.
I ordered a special that included soup or salad, main entree, and dessert for $40. My wife ordered her meal ala carte. I ordered the short rib meal and she ordered the halibat. The short rib didn't have any rib in it. It was fall-apart tender with a delicious sauce. (I love sauce!) My wife's halibat was also incredible as were the string beans.
Though the portions did not seem overly large we had enough left over for another meal, which we ate the next day. It tasted equally delicious.
After dinner we strolled the grounds which are beautiful and make an excellent location for receptions.
We do not drink alcohol and our meal, including tip, came to $120. Valet is whatever you want to tip the attendant.
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