My wife and I had dinner tonight at Carlo and Johnny in Montgomery Ohio. The positives: The building, ambiance and service were top notch, the food was not. We have been to expensive restaurants on many occassions, so I am certainly not complaining about sticker shock. The prices are in line with other places such as Morton's or Ruth's Chris, however we ordered an appetizer combination from the raw bar upon recommendation of our waiter: $ 31.50 for one crab leg and $ 10.00 for two shrimps???? We paid $42 bucks for one crab leg and two shrimps, completely absurd!!! By far the best thing we ordered from the raw bar was the scallops civiche, best part of the entire meal actually, only $ 11 dollars and enough to share.
My wife ordered the queen filet medium well, it was completely well done not a hint of pink and dry, my medium rare was medium at best. How does a high end steakhouse not even cook steaks properly? The signiture "freddie salad" was ok but nothing special. The sides of au gratin potatoes and mushrooms were ok.
This was our first time and probably our last to this restaurant, sorry, we have never had a steak prepared overdone at Morton's or Ruth's Chris or Eddie Merlot's. When your bill adds up to $200.00 for a special dinner, The meal should be prepared correctly, and the raw bar prices are absurd.
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