My wife and I have been coming to Martinis on Main now for about 1.5 years, and while it's one of our favorite places to head out during the week for dinner, it's inconsistent in its production, and hoping that someone from management will read this and "step it up", because this place can be the best restaurant in the burbs if it wants to be. Let's go through the menu...
Their appetizers are fairly good. Their stuffed mushrooms are very good, however their salmon stuffed mushrooms just aren't a good combination. Their bruschetta is average to say the least. Two appetizers that were on special were amazing though, and should be on their menu on a daily basis. They had a cream of mushroom soup that was to die for, and their lolipop lamb chops were so tasty, and you get four of them.
For dinner, stay away from the steaks. I hope they read this, because their cuts of meet are great, however their seasoning is non-existent. All you need is some salt, pepper, and garlic. That's all it takes to make a great steak. I looked around, and everyone that had a steak was using A1 sauce. Not a good sign. The rack of lamb is VERY GOOD, and their crust that they put on it is outstanding. The duck is my favorite. The owner is from Prague, and the Czech's can cook duck better than anyone. It comes with an apple and cinnamon compote, which the last time was a big gritty, however typically tasty. Each one of their grilled pork tenderloins is great, especially the dijon crusted one. The burgers are average.
What put a bad taste in my mouth was that the other day I went there with my inlaws, and I was raving about the place. In a place that was 1/2 full, it took 1.5 hours to get our dinner out. During this time we would have to ask the waitress what the hold-up was, vs. her actually telling us, we saw the chef talking to a table for 15 minutes, and the owner was talking to a regular at the bar the entire time. When we complained about the wait, nothing was comped on our bill. We were there for over 2 hours, and the food was average this time around.
I think overall the place has such potential, but they need to be more consistent. I will try it once more, but if it's the same way, I will not go back.
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