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“Pleasant on patio; limited menu but well prepared”
Review of Graze - CLOSED

Graze
Price range: $8 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 29, 2014

The restaurant at this location used to be Ellie's and before that it was Jack's. New ownership took over about a year ago. We have eaten dinner here recently a few times on the patio, which is very pleasant in nice weather. The menu is limited, and they seem to always be out of a few items on it, even early in the evening, but the food is well prepared and tasty. Service is amiably amateurish. Supposedly they are farm to table/sustainable, etc., but the last time we were there they had swordfish on the menu, so I would have to take their environmental claims with a grain of salt.

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Thank Marvin S
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've eaten at Graze several times for brunch and lunch. For us, the food does not match the prices. In our opinion, the food is just "so-so". We frequently stop there when we want to eat outside. There is only one other establishment on Main St. where there is outdoor seating and it's closed on Sundays.

1  Thank ilovehollis
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

A couple of years ago this place was great for lunch--pleasantly informal, good food, lovely terrace--but it has changed hands. The menu items the new owners kept are still good and terrace is still there. But the place is trying too hard to become a "real" restaurant and has turned pretentious. On two different occasions I was told to wait until a table small enough for me became available--while many bigger ones were open and the restaurant was virtually empty!

1  Thank xvisitor9
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant, under different management and with a different name (Ellie's), used to be a go-to place for us, at least one a week. Since the new ownership, in the last year or so, it's been a great example of poor management.

Case in point: Today we walked over for brunch at 9:45. About half the tables were unoccupied (at least 10-12 of them, and means about 10 were filled), and yet we were told we couldn't even have a seat for 20-30 mins because "we are so backed up." If this were the first time, I'd be bewildered -- what restaurant DOES that? -- but no, this is the 3rd or 4th time this has happened over the last year. Apparently, even with only half the tables filled, the kitchen or servers or both can't keep up. The owners should probably have bough a much smaller restaurant that they could successfully serve.

The few times we have been there and actually been seated, the food is always great (though the menu is very heavy on meat for me, a vegetarian -- but there is always at least one thing I can eat). The scrambled eggs are heavenly, by far the best in town. But the service is uniformly bad. The servers are friendly and polite, but for the most part inattentive (with exceptions), and the food takes longer than in most restaurants to be served, and two out of three times, my order was wrong.

It's a shame, because the quality of the food is excellent, the menu is interesting, the ambiance is nice inside and out, but what I can only take to be the lack of management skills is killing this place.

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3  Thank mmwm
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was good but the menu was limited for lunch. Staff was personable & helpful. The decor was lovely and appropriate for the surrounding area.

Thank SophieSefcik
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