My wife and I had heard many great reviews about the River House Restaurant so we decided to try it with another couple on Saturday, May 21, 2012. We were seated immediately, given menus and proceeded to wait (and wait) for our server. Once our orders were taken and our first course served, one hour had passed since we had been seated. The restaurant was busy (but with some empty tables) and it was a Saturday evening, but the restaurant should have been better staffed for a Saturday evening. Maybe it was just our server; maybe the restaurant was understaffed; nonetheless the service was S-L-O-W!
With the crowded dining room, it was difficult to easily carry on a conversation without shouting to one another. I guess the poor accoustics are due to a lot of hard surfaces in the dining area.
Our meals were tasty and we all walked away with full stomachs. Two of our party had the Rockfish, one had a crabcake and one had boullabaise. All the dishes were delicious and the portions were very satisfactory. The menu prices also seemed very reasonable. Our desert was a fresh strawberry shortcake that was great.
While we were were having coffee and desert, we noticed one of the staff setting a table nearby. Someone should explain to the young lady that she should not hold the utensils by the "mouth end" while placing them on the table.
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