We have always enjoyed Stardust Cafe but based upon our experience Saturday evening, something is out of step there.
Although I had called earlier in the week and was assured a table in the front of the restaurant, the person who met us at the door was planning to take us to the middle of the restaurant until I asked her to seat us at the open table in the front. Apparently no note of my request on the reservation. She was not happy.
We were seated and proceeded to review the menu and make our selections. The Veggie Marinara was not available that evening because the zucchini was not appropriate for the dish. We substituted pasta and thought all was good.
No, the waitress returned and advised one of our guests that her item (salmon) was not available that evening. (why were these items even on the menu?)
We ordered our entrees, no appetizers, and a bowl of soup.
We arrived at 7:10, and the soup didn't arrive at our table for at least an hour we placed our order. No apologies, nothing. Then the waitress brought salads, which none of us were even aware came with our meal, and there was no opportunity to select a dressing.
The entrees were OK - really nothing great. The pasta had a lot of water on it and the grilled vegetables were sparse and without flavor. Unfortunately, 3 of us were served this dish. We should have stayed home - ours would have been better.
The entire meal really lacked, and the dessert selections were not inspiring. Cheesecake and a couple of others. We ordered coffee because it was always delicious, but no, it wasn't anything great either.
I don't know what's going on, but this used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but no longer. Dinner lasted 2 hours.
We had made the reservations and took some long time friends of ours who had never been there - we ended up being very embarrassed by the service and food.
Maybe lunch - but not dinner.
I don't know if the owner is out of town, or has just lost interest, but it is a far cry from our previous meal there 6 months ago.
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