Anyone who knows The State Of Maine, knows that Hallowell is the Gay capital of the entire state. Slates is among the handful of homosexual restaurants/bars in Hallowell. Their food is overpriced & highly overrated, as there was absolutely nothing special about it. The service was slow & lousy. The music from the acoustic musician was pathetic & amateur, not to mention the attire of the musician was a throwback from the 60's. I'd seriously suggest singing lessons. For the price of our meal & drinks one would expect Jack Johnson & Ben Harper to be performing instead of the joke that was. Stay clear of this poor excuse for a restaurant.