I chose this restaurant as one of the only ones open on a Sunday evening. BAD choice!
First of all, when I went in and sat down, the dining room was not open, only the lounge. I knew I was in trouble when the owner (?) called me honey and then when she brought the menu, it was either honey, or dear. I abhor these terms of endearment when in a restaurant other than down south where it is the culture. I didnt say anything, which is unusual for me! There was this small SMELLY dog wandering around the lounge and when I got my food, it came over and parked itself right in front of my table looking for a handout.
There were some locals in there drinking, and as soon as I got my food they went to the pool table which was about 10 feet from my table and racked up and started playing pool. Certainly added to the ambience! When I got my salad, it was cut up iceburg lettuce with some of the leaves rusted.
I asked the owner if the meatloaf was home made and she said yes it was her recipe. Having grown up in Vermont and knowing what Real meatloaf should taste like, I was looking forward to it. When it arrived, it was black on the ends of it. It was also tough. I asked for the gravy on the side, and maybe I should have asked for the gravy on it instead! The "gravy" was just beef base in water thicked with corn starch. (I am a retired chef and know when gravy is just beef base)! The only redeemable part of the meal was the baked potato.
I read some other reviews remarking about the dog. How can a restaurant get away with having a smelly dog in the same room as food is served. Having been a chef in New Hampshire for 15 years, I know the sanitation rules, and dogs ARE NOT ALLOWED IN AREAS WHERE FOOD IS SERVED (NH HB 1417 allows COMPANION dogs in certain parts of restaurants). I will never go back to this restaurant and if anyone were to ask would tell them to eat there at their own risk!
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