Tried this place for the first time on a Friday night in May. Typically Friday nights in good restaurants are crowded and reservations needed. However we found the opposite to be true.
Decor - The outside facade was messy, grass not mowed, and cheap Cristmas lights were visible all ove the place but not lit (thank God). Carepting was worn as were the poorly decorated interior. Food was in the corners and the chairs had a tacky feel. Some rope held up a fake trestle wall and the place was dirty overall. Windows didn't look like they had been washed for years. The "art work" was all over the place and the large horrible paitings were sprayed with food prticals or some licquid spots. Looking back, we should have left regardless of the $50 coupon we had. That's how horrible this place was.
Entertainment - A nice old guy "played" a piano of the same half-tunes. Although we tipped him, I think he should have not been there.
Appetizer - Ordered clams casino and stuffed mushrooms. We got mushrooms with gads of creamcheese and ritz crackers. We got fairly decent clams, however. They were not worth the $9 each. Our sever did not have a clue as to ingredients or what the signature dishes were. In fact she brought our french onion soup ($4.50) at the same time as our appetizers. We sent the soup back.
Soup - After we finished our appetizers we asked for the soup. It was disgusting. There were so many onions and mushy bread that my spoon stood up by itself. I personally make this soup and found the Stonewell version disgusting.
Entree - My wife and I ordered the stuffed lobster. We were told it was a big seller and the stuffing was filled with seafood. What we got was a boiled lobster that was placed under the broiler. The carcas was watery and the meat tough. The stuffing covered about one inch and seemed soely made up of crackers and nothing else. It was tasteless. What stuffing there was did not cover the tail which was dry and stringy. NOT worth the $24.
Dessert - We quickly paid the bill and left. We were grateful we had a $50 off coupon from a $91 bill. The one glass of white zin we each had cost $8.00 each and was probably poured from a box.
Bottom Line - DO NOT WAST YOUR TIME OR MONEY. We should have figured something was amiss when there were less than a dozen patrons for a Friday night dinner service.
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