Who eats this stuff??????? We have dined all over the world and I consider myself pretty sophisticated about food. We were visiting our grandson who is attending Harvard. It was supposed to be a treat for him. He sat down and looked at the menu. The first words out of his mouth were, "I don't think I can handle this." I helplessly looked over the menu, wondering why I had chosen this restaurant out of so many ( I am a devoted TA reader and research restaurants up the yin-yang) My first reaction upon reading the menu was "What on earth can I order?" I remembered that everyone spoke of the hamburgers so held great hopes that grandson could order that, at least. He is huge and eats a ton of food. After perusing the menu we all decided on hamburgers, there being nothing else that could entice us. The waiter said that only a few were held in reserve, so we rushed to order them. They are about $20 which is high but reasonable. The rest of the items were either $18 for an appetizer or $38 for an entree. This is outrageous by any standards, except for the very best best restaurants of the world.
There were no appetizers that we wanted so, on a whim, my husband order the pig's tail; this was mostly pig fat with about 6 tiny bites of greasy meat. Interesting but not worth $18. The burgers were small and I guess the roll was homemade; The meat was great. That was it. I left feeling kind of outraged by the prices and the lack of much ambience, delicacy, choice, etc. If I am to pay $38 for an entree, which we have done many times, it has to be very special, not just a piece of chicken.
All during the meal we wondered "Who eats here?" And "Why would they choose this?" Guess it's the "in" restaurant phenomenon, but we were so glad to get out of there.
On a final note, we had made reservations weeks in advance for the two of us. When we called to ask if we could add the grandson, they told us "no." The only way to do that was to eat at 10 p.m. which is not exactly suitable for a football playing college student. Then the hotel at which we were staying, phoned the restaurant and instantly got us a seat in the bar. This is disingenous. As was the waiter saying that there were only 3 hamburgers left. Everybody we saw was oredering hamburgers.
We have been spoiled by so many wonderful restaurants in our travel. Dine at Natalie's at Camden, MA or any number of places. Don't go here unless maybe you fit the profile of who dine's in places like this. Enjoy your pig's head.
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