For a restaurant situated downtown Manchester, on Elm Street- the Hub of the city, my friends and I were expecting a positive experience. It was our first time there since it opened after replacing what was an excellent restaurant before it - "Z".
My girlfriend and I were meeting our friends there and upon arrival we were told that they hadn't arrived and we were seated. A few minutes later, my fiend walked up to our table and said "We're sitting over there, why did they put you here?"...That was just the beginning....It took 20 minutes before we received our drinks and over 1 hour before the "food" arrived. I ordered the "Souvlaki Chicken" which sounded good on the menu and as described by the waiter, but when it arrived, rather than a nice piece of fresh chicken breast, flavored as described, I got a flat compressed, processed piece of bulk packed frozen chicken....like a nasty low end chicken Burger from Walmart. It was very dry, small and was accompanied by lumpy dry rice, Basmati it said on the menu....."Badmatty" I renamed it. The vegetables were over-cooked to become bland, tasteless garnishings akin to Granma's boiled veggies straight out of the can!.....To top it off....the meal was luke-warm and some "veggies" were cold. My girlfriend's Salmon was dry and cold, my friends "Irish Stew" tasted like it came straight out of a "Campbells" can and his girlfriends "Vindalou Curry Alfredo Haddock" was a disappointment to her, especially being Indian and familiar to how food of her culture should taste. When receiving the check of $169.00, I felt that I had been robbed and abused and jokingly said to my friends "We would have been better off at McDonalds and could have saved a ton of money at the same time!". My worst personal experience, to date, in Manchester, and my girlfriend and I like to eat out regularly and have visited many restaurants throughout NH and VT. We'll never go back to this one and will not recommend it to anyone who might ask about it.....poor service, terrible food and way too expensive for what you receive! If you're in Mancheter and hungry, stick to Mint Bistro, Cotton, Hooked and Ignite for continuity of good experiences.
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