My family always looks forward to a visit to Flagstaff and Tinderbox. The restaurant has a nice vibe, although it can get a bit crowded. They only take reservations for parties of 5 or more so we try to get in early. The menu is not large but every item is pleasing to the taste buds and the eye. On this latest trip my daughter and I each started with the Pork Belly Pot Roast, Blue Cheese Grits, Peach Salad, Earl Grey Honey which was cooked very nicely and was very tender. For the entree She and I shared the Smoked Colorado Lamb Sirloin, Herb Spaetzle, Cherries, Walnuts, Pistou. The lamb itself was excellent the spaetzle was good but nothing special. Dinner was a pleasing as it has with every visit. My issues are with the staff. Service is a hit or miss. At times we have had friendly, helpful, and spot on service and then there are times such as this last visit. The restaurant was not busy but our waiter couldn't find his way back to our table to check if I wanted another glass wine, clear plates, ask about dessert, (which we would have ordered) He seemed put out our entire visit.....and snotty. Based on last nights visit I would have given it 3 stars, but over all it's usually a 4 star.
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