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“Avoid Awful Restaurant”

Fife 'n Drum Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Kent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Avoid Awful Restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2007

I must warn other travelers about the Fife 'n Drum in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut (Kent). Please find a better place to spend your money. We were on a special trip to celebrate triumph over a life-threatening illness (still a little wobbly). We found the Fife 'n Drum in a web search of places to stay/eat in antiques-country Connecticut, we otherwise knew nothing about them, which was a terrible mistake for us to make (we've learned now). We have NEVER experienced such extremely poor service whether near to home or in wide-ranging travels. Their idea was a good one: base the restaurant around the patriarch of the family who is also a NY musician (retired) - refurbish a building on the lot to accommodate distance travelers -- hire a decent chef and charge an arm/leg for meals. Unfortunately, they fail on the most important part of the experience: service. We arrived right on time for our dinner reservations and were seated almost immediately but then forgotten! We never received our pre-dinner appetizers and it took over an hour for our meal to arrive (cold) -- the busboy actually attempted to clear our place settings before the entrées arrived!! We decided to skip dessert (even though we'd looked forward to it all day). During all of this, we couldn't catch the notice or help of a server! What a huge disappointment! We traveled a long way and spent a lot of money for an awful, awful experience. Don't risk your hard-earned dollars on this establishment. I wish we'd known about it before we traveled 2000 miles for this terrible experience.

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