On a friends' recommendation, we went for dinner one stormy night while staying at the Cooper Inn. The dining room was far from full, as it was not yet peak leaf season and the weather was not great. Our server introduced herself and left us menus, then another server came and asked us for our drink order from the bar. (seperate checks; some insane reason)
We then were served our drinks. And....we waited. And waited. The three servers and the cashier were involved in heated conversations, with giggling. We finally flagged down our waitress to take our order. When I told her I wanted chicken she asked if I wanted the special chicken or the one on the menu. We hadn't been informed of any specials. I told her the one on the menu. 25 minutes later, our salads came to the table. The lettuce was old and wilted, but by this time we were very hungry. Our salad plates were cleared after an additional 20 minutes. We told the busser that we needed more drinks - he told our waitress. who told the bar waitress. Who came to our table in another 20 minutes. By this time we are out of our minds, as our waitress had nothing better to do as she had only our table and one other and was constantly having long conversations at the checkstand, avoiding our hands in the air when finally we figured that was the only way to get her attention. My chicken arrived, not even warm, not even cooked though; browned on the outside (which led me to believe it had been browned then chilled and re-heated) in a soupy, gooey gelatinous mess that was supposed to be carmelized onions. I sliced into the chicken and saw that it was still uncooked and left it. DId not want to have to deal with any shenanigans from some evil cook who would spit in it on its' return. (I am NOT saying this happened, but I am very wary of returning uncooked meat to the kitchen)
We got the check as soon as was humanly possible given that one check was from the kitchen and one from the bar - the good news is that this meal was also the cheapest one we'd had in 10 days, but got the least satisfaction from.
When we returned our friend asked us how was the food at the Hawthorne Hill? HA! We thought he'd said HawkEYE Grill - so much for the recommendation that never was.
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