Myself and a co-worker were visiting the area and decided to try the Village Grille based on the excellent reviews it received. From first glance, the place seems nice -- Art Decco decor, Frank Sinatra music playing in the background. Unfortunately the place is very dark and a bit uncomfortable but no worries there's no menu to read so the lighting isn't a big problem. And yes, I said there's no menu. The wait staff are required to memorize and recite the menu to the customers. This isn't a big deal when a place has only a few items to choose from but when the list goes on and on, it's just annoying. You constantly have to ask the waiter/waitress to repeat themselves (because they're talking so fast) and it's difficult to get the "big picture" on what your meal will consist of. And lastly, the food was just plain average. I've been to a lot of 5 star restaurants throughout the states and this place wasn't 5 star. The food was often drenched in cheese or sauce and not impressive at all. Two appetizers, two salads, a steak entree, a shrimp entree, and one glass of wine totaled $150 (including tip). Definitely not worth that kind of money. Take my advise and go to the Mabry House around the corner. The ambiance is nice, they have a written menu, and the food is great.
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