I am not sure how Michael Buckley, who gets it so right at his other restaurants, Surf and Buckley’s, can get it so wrong at MT’s Local. I was sorry to see the more upscale Michael Timothy’s go; we enjoyed the ambiance there for special occasions. I like the more casual, younger vibe at MT’s, though. Our first visit since the changeover had us seated in the bar area, which was a little loud for us, and our food, although not bad, was just okay. Until last week, when there was a wait at Surf directly across the street and we were starving, we did not return. We didn’t consciously decide we would never go back, we just always seemed to choose other restaurants in the area and when asked for a recommendation we gave MT’s a shoulder shrug and a “meh”. We were seated immediately, and although our server was of that over the top fake friendly perky persuasion (the couple at the next table were mimicking her she was so off the charts), things started well. The menu is interesting enough and varied. Fresh bread arrived promptly at our table and the mesclun green salad with scallion sour cream dressing and crispy ham croutons was delicious. Our salad plates were cleared and then we sat for one hour. Ms. Perky Server darted around ignoring us as best she could, never checking in with us. The determination to avoid eye contact was almost comical. Another server finally delivered our meals. My meal, pan seared scallops over zucchini noodles was cold. Perhaps the zucchini would have tasted better had it been warm and the sauce not congealed, but the flavor was not good at all. I ate the six medium sized scallops and left the rest of the meal untouched. My husband’s cornbread stuffed chicken was mediocre at best, but at least it was warm. Chef Buckley has proven he can do so much better so why the disappointing food and amateurish service for a restaurant with so much potential? We will not go back.