Ate at Sidecut a few times, as we were staying at the Four Seasons Resort. Our first time there was a Valentines Day dinner, and we chose Sidecut since from the reviews I had been reading it was both high-end and kid-friendly. It was a little strange walking through a rowdy bar/lounge to get to the restaurant, and had I been on a romantic date with the hubby, I would've been a little disappointed since it is hard to have a nice date with a live band playing right beside you. However we were with our kids, so the distraction was welcomed. They have packaged meals you can order for $225 (bottle of wine (up to $80), 2 sides, 2 appetizers, with 36 oz of rib eye etc.), however after reviewing the menu, these actually work out costing more than if you were to order everything separately. Also, if you want different cuts of steak or different meats it doesn't work. Wasn't very impressed with the wine list selections, and thought that the pricing was outrageously high for what they were. Our server wasn't very friendly or helpful, however from reading previous reviews on Open Table I had expected that. Hubby and I each started with a caesar salad. It was a small wedge of romaine lettuce drizzled with a watered down salad dressing. A basket of various scones/cornbread was brought out to the table. Kids each ordered the chicken/rice/veggies off the kids menu, and I was impressed by the full breast of chicken they were each given. Great value for the kids at $8 I believe (although our kids ate free since they are both in the 5 yrs and under category). I had the rib eye, which I thought was outstanding, and hubby had the NY steak which he also enjoyed. I am a bit confused though by having to pick from a variety of rubs that they grill the steak with, and then by the tray of various sauces they bring out. If I am going to eat an expensive steak, I don't want the possibility of potentially ruining it with a "ketchup/HP" sauce which was one of the sauces as described by our server. I want the cook who should be the expert to give me something divine. I don't want to be left to the task of deciding which sauce to put on my steak. After dinner, after waiting for about 15 mins for someone to clear the table and bring us a dessert menu, we sampled pretty much all of the deserts. The chai chocolate bar was rich, ok. The banana cream pie had a pie shell so hard that it was very hard to cut through with a spoon, although the filling was tasty. The kids liked the ice cream cones, and the s'mores brownie/ice-cream dessert. Stayed for another after-dinner drink, and had a good laugh at a table of 4 beside us asking to get moved further into the restaurant away from the noise of the lounge. Yes, definitely not a place to come for a romantic dinner. I overheard a table beside us complaining about their food, and then left before dessert. from the body language of the server, you could tell they really didn't care about the complaint. I don't feel like we got good value here over-all, and I probably wouldn't be back for dinner again.
Oh, we also did breakfast here in the morning. Be prepared to wait for a table if you do not get here early enough. Or wait until later when all the skiers leave to hit the slopes. There is a breakfast buffet for $29.00 (including hot foods) or $22 for continental buffet, however it is very poor compared to your typical 5 star high-end hotel buffet. Just had the basics, no smoked salmon, seafood selections. However beware if you order off the a la carte menu. An omelet will cost you about $18.00, but then YOU WILL PAY $5.00 FOR A COFFEE! Still cheaper if you aren't going to eat a huge plateful of food, but shocking how much they charge for a cup of coffee. With the buffet, all drinks are included. While we LOVED the resort and will be back, we won't eat at the restaurants here based on the lack of perceived value.
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