We were greeted by very rude waitress that threw the menus down in a very brightly lit booth. Never asked if we had a reservation. Never asked if this booth was okay. No pleasant small talk that would have been normal even by the hostess at Denny's. In the first booth that we sat, had a glaring light causing all to squint, we noticed that there was an air freshener hanging from the faux Tiffany light fixture. That’s was odd. We did move to a booth that did not have a search light hanging from the ceiling and again notice tucked into the little niche was a wrought iron plant holder and hanging from that was also an air freshener, and upon further looking around the restaurant, all the booths they all had air fresheners hanging from somewhere. There was only one waiter and one busboy. The waiter leaned against the wall, fidgeted with his hands in his pockets, and was not engaging at all! He never tried to up sell or mention what was good or what was the freshest. Busboy grunted a few times but was not helpful and shuffled through the restaurant just going through the motions of his job never enjoying or engaging anyone including the staff.
Ordered the Calamari with cherry peppers, Medium Rare Rib Eye Steak with what i assumed would be a small pat of garlic compound butter and Fries. The Calamari arrived and was the chewiest Calamari I have ever, ever had. It also did not have cherry peppers tossed into the dish….just because you chop up a bell pepper small it does not make it a cherry pepper.... tried to eat the calamari but did not finish.... My steak arrived and was drenched in a white sauce and served with that were also swimming in this unusual white sauce. The steak, from what I could tell had a good char on it from the grill. I tasted the white sauce which was not a compound butter at all but some food purveyors Imitation Garlic "Butter" Sauce of which was at best cheap margarine with garlic powder. Fortunately, most of the sauce was under the fries and not the steak so I was able to eat most of the steak. My friend that was dining with me could not eat any of his.
The busboy came and stood by the table stared at our dishes…grunted …and we asked for a box to take the non-eaten meat home for the dog.
The waiter came by and explained that the only thing made in house was the Crème Brûlée but there was also cheese cake, chocolate cake and something else equally unmemorable and decided on ordering the Crème Brûlée. The offer of coffee or after dinner drinks was not forthcoming. Dessert arrived with no fanfare and was presented rather plainly. The Crème Brûlée seemed like it was going to win us over but alas...although seemingly perfect, the right caramel crispness and what seemed to be the right custard firmness.....this too failed to delight....the custard was hot and if it was any hotter the custard would have broke, the only thing done perfectly was the Caramel Topping!
I will not be returning this restaurant and if you are in the market for purchasing an type of coupon or certificate - be warned that this is not one of Miami/Dade’s better dinning establishments.
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