Struggled to get staff to acknowledge us when we arrived at grill restaurant, then waitress told us, without making eye contact, that reserved table wasn't available and would we sit at fire pit till ready. Some ten to fifteen minutes later we still hadn't been offered a drink and husband was becoming mutinous. Gorgeous riverside meal was in danger of being ruined. Eventually shown to table, with no apology for wait.
When we managed to get a meal it was excellent, and the setting is magical. But in all my dealings with the restaurant staff (except in reception) I got the felling that they were rather lolling on their laurels, very aware that they were better than anything within many miles, in terms of both food and location, a teeny bit self-satisfied. Not something we've encountered in US before, where service is usually brilliant. Oh well, the food was fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're a small, off-the-beaten-path collection of contemporary cabins and one exceptional five-star gourmet restaurant, tucked along the banks of the Yellowstone River on a ranch style property in the Paradise Valley of Montana. Our passions: Falling asleep to the sound of the river (we've also got a weak spot for high-count linens, fly-fishing, and microbrews—you'll see.), anything locally grown (if Chef Marcos prepares it, it's good) and showing off Yellowstone National Park (and the Valley's other endless outdoor opportunities). With our local knowledge, upscale amenities, and taste for both fine food and outdoor adventure, we're a natural base for your Yellowstone-area experience. ... more less
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