After reading some of the reviews here in Trip Advisor about 'swarms of flies' and being 'attacked by dozens of flies' while trying to eat, my wife & I didn't know what to expect from the Buttonwood Grill. Then, after being greeted by the very glum (almost unfriendly) hostess, we really started to get nervous.
While we waited for Miss Pesonality* to return we had a couple of minutes to look around. The place was Sweet Lorraine's for about 2 years and the Spotted Hog for about 15 years prior to that. As Sweet Lorriane's the decor was totally redone and looked new & modern, but a bit dark. The owners of Buttonwood grill kept almost everything the same, but repainted the Trim Work in a much lighter color which lifted the spirit of the place - it's a much nicer looking place becuase of this.
When Miss Personality* came back she took us ot our table and groaned about taking our tea/coffee preference and made it clear that she wasn't going to bring it to us but she had to tell the waitress. Between this and a sighting of a fly (just one) we became very worried.
Our Waitress: Our waitress (Erin I think) was so UP and friendly & cheery & nice that she more than made up for the hostess. She was great. Erin took our order - I had stuffed French Toast and my wife had Eggs Benidict. I was hoping for good - it was GREAT. I stole a nibble or 2 from my wife and her eggs, Hollandase Sause & home fries were spot on. Each of our breakfast entrees were under $10.00 but having a voucher from the hotel took $14.00 off our bill. Even with our extra beverages & tax our bill came to just under $8.00. (It still would have been under $25.00 without the Hotel Guest vouchers)
Note: As the spotted Hog my wife & I ate there about a dozen times (various breakfast, lunch, dinner) over the years, we always enjoyed it, but it started getting a bit run down. We also ate there when it was Sweet Lorraine's - we never completed enjoyed meal when it was Sweet Lorraine's.
So far, we very much enjoyed the breakfast we had now that it's the Buttonwood Grill. We look forward to going back.
*Sunday Morning 9:30 shift 9/16/12
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