The interior of this Irish themed restaurant is still charming, but the prices of food and drink are just not reasonable or justified. We ordered the prime rib entree for $30 and it arrived with far too much fat and gristle, surrounded by what tasted like canned gravy. Even though Tam O'Shanter is still apparently within the Lawry Restaurant family, the meat was clearly not the quality it was years ago. At one point, my napkin slipped from my lap. Reaching down to pick it up was another disappointment, since the pedestal base of our table was encrusted with old dirt as well as what looked like old food. Things did not improve at the bar where we encountered the gum chewing female bartender who was not overly friendly and we watched as she measured each of our $7 per drink Irish whiskey very carefully into shot glasses, not quite filling each to the top. The male bartender at the other end of the bar appeared much more personable and did not seem to need to shot-glass measure each drink he made. An Irish quartet performed in the bar area, but the Irish music was diminished by the fact that the lead singer looked and sounded more like a blonde Steven Tyler than Sean O'Connor. After spending over $100 on dinner and drinks, we walked out to tip the valet parker $2, only to be told that the valet parking cost $3.50. All in all, it was an expensive and disappointing way to spend our anniversary and obviously, we will not choose to return.
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