First of all, lets set the record straight - I love and will continue to drink Meridale cider, but they should seriously rethink being in the restaurant business if they can't get better staff.
We visited the restaurant on July 30th, on a quiet Tuesday. The setting is lovely and the views from the restaurant are tranquil. The hostess and server on the other hand were indifferent, disorganized and inefficient. While we were quickly informed what was NOT available, nobody pointed to the specials that would have interested us, but were not discovered until much later. It took over 45 minutes for the food to arrive and in between the servers forgot to refill drinks or water and did not apologize or explain the delay. Every time we needed anything (including the bill) we had to hunt for our sever.
The food was mediocre and did not make up for the lack of service. The muscles were overly salty to a point that the broth was not consumable and the pizza dough, promised from the wood fired oven, had a cardboard like texture and seemed undercooked. The toppings were fresh and flavorful. The salad was fresh and had an excellent house made dressing, but after the wait we skipped dessert.
The cider cheered up some in our group, but not our designated driver who sat in-front of an empty water glass and vowed never to go back.
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