This place actually came and picked us up from the hotel (Courtyard by Marriott at the Newark airport) so it was a pretty easy decision. I was kind of surprised how upscale the interior was. All the servers were very formal, but it did make the experience a little awkward. Everything was just so rigid, and there was even a note on the menu that you should not use your cell phone at the table. Some people may like that, but I felt a little awkward.
The food was decent. I can't remember the name of what I ordered. but it was basically fried shrimp and scallops over salad. The seafood was tasty. The salad was pretty bland. My dinner partner got the paella, which was a very large portion. It didn't look very unified. More like everything was cooked seperately and then combined, which is not really paella. Just to be clear I do not know if that was the case, but that's what it looked like. There was no cirspy rice.
Our server asked if we wanted dessert, and we declined. Then 30 seconds later someone appeared with a dessert tray with like 12 desserts, and we sat through him describing every one of them. That was rather awkward.
Then we kinda just sat there waiting for the check. Finally, I looked over my shoulder and made eye contact with the server, and he came over. I asked for the check. I wanted to get out of there so that I could speak above a whisper and not feel weird about it.
Everything about this place seems to cater to an elederly crowd that likes to eat the same thing for dinner every Friday night, and talk about the old times before kids had colorful hair and complicated shoes.
I don't know. I just don't like being in places that suppress a jovial attitude.
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