Located near Lakota West, Cornerstone was really the only mid-priced, non-chain restaurant in that area (right off the expressway). I've frequented this restaurant for almost 7 years, but over time, the restaurant has declined. Sure, they still offer an impressive selection of sandwiches served on artisan breads, and their vegetarian offers go beyond the standard "bean sprouts, portabello mushroom, roasted red pepper" combo. They offer a variety of salads and usually four soups.
While the food hasn't really lost anything, it was the service that really disappointed me after the recent ownership change. Those behind the counter were standoffish, a bit sharper and condescending when telling me that they "no longer had" the sandwich I wanted to order. I asked "Then why is it still on the menu?" and there was no response. They were also surprisingly slow in making my order. Salads shouldn't take 10 minutes, really, and they seemed confused as to what to put in the salad. Even more annoying was the exasperated look I got when I asked for the homemade croutons for my soup to go; understand that these croutons are served with dine-in orders but for some reasons, never with carry-out orders.
I used to dine here frequently--probably once a week--since it was close to my office. However, with the decline in service and the change in ownership, I haven't dined there in three or four months. Pity, because they used to be good.
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