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“Warning -- Shockingly poor restaurant despite reviews.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of In Good Company

In Good Company
Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are open seven days a week from 4:30 pm to close. Good company is fundamental...With friends everything tastes better, is more enjoyable and better absorbed. It enriches your blood and spirit.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Warning -- Shockingly poor restaurant despite reviews.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2010

Our not-so-cheap "beef tenderloin" had clearly been pre-cooked, then reheated for service. I personally witnessed this appalling preparation looking into the kitchen myself, though I could scarcely believe my eyes. The meat when it arrived, not surprisingly, was tasteless. Not a hint of jus left -- it had probably left hours earlier. (Waiter had not even asked us how we wanted the tenderloin cooked -- he said if guests did not specify, it would be medium rare. Caveat eater.) Accompanying "mash" also blatantly reheated: the potato was still cool in the middle of a warmed clump. Served with a brace of mushy overcooked baby carrots.

My "monkfish" was dry, tough and also criminally overcooked. The "saffron both" in which the fish came tasted like yellow, milky, salt water. Sugar snap peas had also been precooked: mushy, yellow green and tasteless. Kale was bitter and also not freshly cooked.

The worst performance by a chef I have seen in years. Maybe ever.

"In Good Company" says that guests should be patient because there is just one chef. Sadly, she is not the right one for this somewhat pricey establishment for which we had high hopes. A very, very amateurish performance that may be right for some tourists, but not this one.

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Waldoboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Rocklands best Restauarnt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

This place is Rocklands finest dining. Plan on a slow relaxing dining experience. Set in an old bank you get a "home feeling". Very little is prepared in advance at this wine bar and the menu never disapoints. Owner/Chef Melody Wolfertz flies solo and does an outstanding job with an ever changing menu. Fondues, blue cheese filet mignon and cheese and cracker plates. We usually get a little of everything and share. Your best dining in Rockland and our favorite restaurant.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wine bar that serves good food. Very...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2010

Wine bar that serves good food. Very pleasant atmosphere. Slightly high prices

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Port Matilda PA
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“Why would anyone eat anywhere else?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2010

A lovely spot with extraordinary food and service!! I wouldn't change anything, except move In Good Company to our home town.

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Saco, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is where it is at!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2010

We were quite surprised to read any negative reviews of this restaurant after eating an amazing meal there last night. The place was hopping with the Valentine's rush and we were very impressed with how well the whole staff worked together to provide the whole restaurant with excellent service and AMAZING food! We sat at the bar and had a perfect view of the chef and her kitchen. She was so much fun to watch, we've never seen anyone hand whip creme in 2 minutes flat. We watched plate after plate come out of the kitchen and thought they all had a lovely presentation and looked mouth watering. One of the surprises of the evening came as an appetizer of baked dates with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto - if you've never experienced this treat, we highly recommend it. It was the perfect combination of salty and sweet. The next time anyone is in Rockland we think "In Good Company" should be at the top of your list of places to dine.

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