Lefty's has the location, the view, and the potential to be a great venue! Unfortunately, Our visit fell short of our hopes. A multi-level restaurant, Lefty's has indoor/outdoor dining on two levels: the upstairs lounge area (with adjoining deck) and the downstairs restaurant area, with a larger deck. Both overlook the creek, which was a pleasure. The proximity of the water kept the air cool, even on what was a steamy evening.
We waited a fair amount of time to be seated, despite some empty tables, but were rewarded with a seat right beside the rail overlooking the water. We ordered a couple of beers and a soda water to start (while perusing the menu). The beer took far longer to arrive than it should have, and the soda water took even longer...that arrived more than half way through dinner. Ouch.
We decided on a dinner salad each, and then a split entree; A Rib Eye with Red Wine Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola Cheese, served with Scalloped Potatoes and Roasted Veggies. It was well over 40 minutes (or more) before our salads arrived. Another ouch. The salads were fresh & crisp, and the house Herb Vin Dressing was tasty. A good thing we ordered small salads, as they were large, even so.
Our Rib Eye arrived, and despite a $2.00 charge for the split plate, the meal was served on one plate, with one steak knife. The staff member who delivered it offered me a bread plate, saying "will this be ok?". Well....ouch, again. We simply said yes, and asked for a second steak knife.
The Rib Eye was flavorful, but very fatty, the onions were delicious, and the Gorgonzola almost nonexistent. The Scalloped Potatoes were also tasty, but barely lukewarm. The roasted veggies, a combination of Carrots and Green Beans had a nice bit of char on them, but were both somewhat undercooked. Good thing I like my veggies crunchy! We ate them all.
We noticed that most other tables were served Rolls and Butter; we were not. We also noted that while the staff seemed to be moving at a frantic pace, things still happened quite slowly. We witnessed more than one wrong order delivered to nearby tables as we waited.
Here is hoping that Lefty's works out some of these problems, as the food overall was decent. Could have been better, especially for the prices, but loved the menu & the variety offered. Execution seems to be the issue here...
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July 10, 2013
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Thank you for taking time to make the kind of detailed observations that we can really do something about. Your post has been forwarded to our management team who will address the key points you have made.
We are glad that are keeping the door open and look forward to serving you again soon.
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