Good food, good experience overall, and worth the visit even if it's your only night out to eat during your visit to the area. It wouldn't take a lot to kick The Rowe up a notch to meet its storied reputation and the expectations generated by its menu prices, and I hope the proprietors will heed the constructive criticism of reviewers here who genuinely like the establishment and wish for more. I've got two favorite top-flight dinner destinations in remote, rugged wilderness settings in California and New York, so I know it can be done. The dishes look just as you picture them when you read the description -- no artful finishing or creativity in the composition and presentation (in fact our 3 different entrees were plated identically with the very same sides -- someone below mentions "assembly line" and I'd have to agree). The dining room could easily be made to look a bit more sophisticated and still true to its woodsy locale -- it looks a bit too much like an inexpensive lunch cafe. Service was a bit too casual for these price points. The woman who advises on wine was very helpful and personable and added a lot to the experience. I'd have appreciated a more informed waitress better able to speak to the dishes on the menu or, better yet, a brief tableside visit from a chef, owner or maitre 'd. I'd like to have seen stand-out daily specials. I'd like to have seen more evidence of local sourcing. There is no reason The Rowe can't be a "wow" experience. It's a "good" experience.
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