We were recommended this restaurant by the captain of a tour boat we had just de-boarded. In particular, the great view of the lake was mentioned. Of course, when we got up there, the sun had set, and nothing was visible outside. Inside was a different story. It was a sight to see, the ambience was, in a word, "memorable." But before I get to that, I should describe our reception.
I called the restaurant from the marina, and was told that we could be seated so long as we were able to get to the restaurant soon. The marina was just across the street, so I told them it would not be a problem. When my husband and I arrived, we were greeted by a seemingly annoyed host, who, when asked if there was a table with a view, huffed, and brought us to a table by the window which was mostly obscured by what appeared to be a wedding arch from the 1980's, complete with silk flowers, dust and cobwebs.
Which brings us to the decor. The whole restaurant had a swiss chalet a la 1980's look. It was large, and there was an outside patio. The decor seemed very outdated, a fact that was reinforced by the lack of attention to the dust and cobwebs. Very quiet classical music was playing over an old speaker system with booming, and disjointed bass. It was the very music you would imagine had someone asked you to picture a stuffy fine dining restaurant. You are probably humming the very song to yourself in your head right now, with the light-hearted violin line leading the rest of the string quartet? Yes, that is the one. My husband remarked that he felt like he was in a haunted house.
However, all of this is really secondary to the food. Unless, for example, no one comes to your table to serve you, which is how we spent a good 20 minutes before leaving politely, having never received so much as a glass of water and a "How do you do?". The place was fairly empty, but the table next to us appeared to have finished their meals quite some time beforehand (possibly decades?), and it was when my husband overheard the woman next to us announce that she was going to try to find someone to give them the check that we decided to call it quits. It was a memorable night, indeed.
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