After reading other Trip Advisor reviews, we thought we would give this place a second chance. We went for a very late lunch/early dinner. The first thing that hit us when we entered was the moldy smell to the place. When we were seated the first thing we were assaulted with was blaring Top-40 oldies music, making it hard to talk. We should have left then.
To play it safe, I ordered 2 glasses of wine, a "Vermont" burger with a caesar salad, and my wife had a falafel/ hummus plate.
The burger, ordered medium, arrived well done and dried out on a bun that was literally toasted black. It was the worst burger I have had in years and reminded me of those at my high school cafeteria, that we used to call hockey pucks. The caesar salad was drowned in dressing. My wife's falafel was tasteless and dried out. The wine was okay, although overpriced, as was everything for the quality presented. The young waitress was friendly.
Two ladies who came in after us were seated at a nearby booth, and realized after they sat down that neither the table or benches had been cleaned. My wife said the ladies room was a pigsty.
Our impression was that there were no adults in charge. Supposedly the owners are experienced restauranteurs, but based on what we saw, twice now, that is hard to believe. The previous restaurant here, Below Average Joe's, was pretty mediocre, but this place makes me nostalgic for them. After two visits here, I cannot fathom how anyone could give this place a good review. But then Lexington has a lot of crummy restaurants that somehow survive. Supposedly they are focused on local foods, but their implementation will kill this movement. Henrietta's Table anyone?
How could anyone invest real money and lots of their time and end up with a place like this?