We tried the new restaurant, "Boathouse 19" for the first time last night. We happened to come during happy hour, but not intentionally. It was very busy, even though it was a Monday night. The noise level was beyond deafening; it was so painful that I really didn't enjoy the evening at all....it never got better, even after we'd been there well past that time. Also, due to the noise it was impossible to talk to the people we were with...either you shouted or you couldn't hear the other person. There is an outside deck, but the wait was long for that, and for most of the year it won't be usable.
The server was friendly but totally incompetent. She didn't tell us about any specials. She didn't ask the two people who ordered burgers what sides they wanted (what would they have gotten from the long list?) nor what toppings, she never filled water or coffee cups, and she had to be asked 4 times by two different people to bring a box for the leftover food, which sat there for at least a half hour. Then she brought it with that person's dessert, which was a hot blueberry crisp with melting ice cream in the middle. So, she had to let the ice cream melt more while she put her food in the box, then have her big, dirty salad bowl there while she ate her dessert. At this restaurant, the food is delivered by other people, so the servers don't do that.....this one did nothing but take our order and our money....nothing in between. She could have been new to serving, but this restaurant is owned by someone who has other successful restaurants....train your staff, please!!
The menu is pretty limited....emphasizing burgers (with choices like turkey, chicken, beef or salmon), sandwiches, salads, with the addition of a few other things like fish tacos, fried fish, salmon, and steak. The two people who had the burgers said they were ok, though my husband said he didn't like the special catsup (too sweet). The person who had the spinach and salmon salad liked hers, and my China Town Chicken salad was ok because I liked the dressing, but definitely NOT what the menu said it was. The description said, "chicken breast, Asian vegetables, crispy rice noodles, sesame soy dressing, toasted almonds, sesame seeds." Given that, I was shocked to find that the salad was 99% lettuce, with a little chicken and 2 small pieces of celery + one tiny piece of red bell pepper, the noodles (not crispy, given the heavy hand on the dressing), and no visible almonds. It tasted ok, but was not as written in the menu at all. When I talked to our waitress about it, she said, "Wasn't there celery in it?" (two pieces of celery counts as "Asian vegetables" as a second ingredient in a description????) It certainly wasn't worth $11 for lettuce and a little chicken.
It might be ok to go here and eat outside, but there are better restaurants in the area....and I CANNOT go again to a place that was so painfully loud in any case.
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