This was our third trip to the Rogue, oddly one of the reasons we'd been coming to Newport. We were there on a Friday night about 5:00 when it wasn't too busy yet.
PROS: Server was polite. Cheese bread appetizer was good.
CONS: Our stouts tasted like they'd been diluted in the keg, sadly disappointing as we'd had a bottle back home just the night before. Major let-down. Mentioned it to the server. Would have been nice if she have gotten the manager or brew-master (who was there getting a scholarship award) and at least asked why it tasted that way. After all, this IS the Rogue, and they are theoretically showcasing their best products.
Oysters were ok; fish and chips were disappointing; the fish was luke warm, as were the fries. The cole slaw came in a medicine cup sized container, about the size of the tartar sauce. What little there was tasted unremarkable. Brownie, which was supposed to be served hot, was also luke warm.
Server forgot our water, and forgot the 2nd ale we'd ordered.
We'll likely give it one more try next time, but maybe the magic is gone.
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