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“Very disappointing.”

Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #400 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
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nottingham
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very disappointing.”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Tried to eat here the day of our arrival as too tired to go anywhere else. Very few other guests in a large room so had good expectations of service. Unfortuately seemed to have the trainee waiter who could not remember a lot of what we had asked for - house salad and a stir fry. The salad appetizer arrived fairly promptly but there was a mix up with the dressing. Presumably the late arrival of the latter caused timing problems in the kitchen because half way through eating it another member of staff tried to serve us with the stir fry which were under the metal lids I associate with canteen food. We told her it was too soon and we would have them when we had finished the first course. About 15 minutes later they arrived at our table only for us to find that they had been in a hot cupboard since the initial delivery. Not our understanding of a stir fry meal.
After complaining we were not charged for two drinks or the salad but would not return there again.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank maryellenNottingham
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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Undiscovered Gem”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a quiet, small, uncrowded resturant with excellent food and service. We usually eat here one evening while stayig in the Sandcastle Hotel. The Lounge has music from Wed thru Sunday with Earl who has been there about 21 years. He's very interactive with the audience, loves to tell musical history stories and sings & plays the keyboard extremely well.. We look forward to his performances and go every night while staying at the hotel.

  • Visited February 2013
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