I made the mistake for voting for this restaurant for a holiday lunch with coworkers because I was under the impression they knew how to prepare vegetarian food. I was mistaken.
I ordered a grilled vegetarian sub with pesto dipping sauce. Sounds good, right? Here's what I was served: cold oily salad, with several pieces of lettuce that were so old they were turning to juice, was placed atop an opened, generic grinder roll. There were two thin slices of whitish-pink tomato in the salad and a few pieces of red onion. I think the menu said something about asparagus, but there was none. Atop this was a slice of cheese, which had been melted somehow. I say "somehow" because the cold salad and cold roll beneath it can't possibly have been anywhere near a broiler or grill, the restaurant's name notwithstanding. The pesto dipping sauce was refrigerator cold, extremely salty, and had an off taste to it. It had no real basil taste to it at all, but instead tasted like salad dressing past its expiration date.
Some of the other reviews on this site suggest The King Street Grille was once a good restaurant. Perhaps that would explain the waitress's otherwise inexplicable question when she retrieved my plate: "Isn't that wonderful?" I was so taken aback I didn't know what to say. Could she have possibly eaten what I had just been served--and most of which was still on my plate? (I'm still scratching my head over that one.)
For a side dish, I ordered onion rings. They were overdone, nearly burnt, and had the bad aftertaste and dirty color that are sure signs that the deep fryer's oil was overdue for a change.
Unfortunately, the food of most of my companions looked no better. You know you're in a bad restaurant when all the dishes brought to the table have a gray cast to them.
The decor: a hodgepodge of unrelated objects, such as a Chinese print of flowers that would have been appropriate for an Asian restaurant and a photo of Paris that would have been an appropriate for a restaurant... that knew how to prepare food. It really looked like someone had gone to Odd Lots to furnish their basement.
The service was fair. No particular complaints there (just a little wonder at my waitress's odd enthusiasm for lousy food).
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