This is a very hard review to write.... I usually can't find enough Superlatives to praise a Gr8 Establishment, but in this case....it's just the opposite? I was invited to join a Business Friend at Demeters for dinner and drinks. We had a reservation, and I requested a booth or quiet table for our business discussion. When I arrived, my associate was seated at a small table for 2, in the center of an empty restaurant? I reminded them of my request...They said they had lots of revervations for that evening...?? Reluctantly, they agreed to move us to the perimeter, but no booth....even though several were available, and it was 5:30 p.m.? I immediately asked for some bread and butter, as I was starving. We also ordered drinks. After about 15 minutes, I asked about our bread n butter.... "Yes Sir, it's coming out now".... How about the wine? "Right Away Sir"..... But, nothing came? I flagged down our server again and asked what's up? "I'll be right with you".... The steaks were appx $50.00 A la Carte? The sides were $8.00-$10.00.... and in an empty restaurant...we could not get a Roll and some Butter...or a glass of Wine? Hardly the level of service, or lack of, that I would expect in a Fine Dining Establishment? Finally, I grabbed another server and asked about our bread..... He brought us out the bread, but still no wine? I asked about getting some soup.....?? Things were getting tense, and I was starting to Boil..... We had been there over 30 mins, and I was still begging for a glass of wine an a bowl of soup? I stood up and walked over to speak to the Manager.....
I asked if I could speak with him for a moment.... Described the situation, and asked for a new server, and some SERVICE??? He seemed annoyed with me? Suggested that I relax and that he would find out what was going on? The restaurant was empty? We finally decided to cut our losses and go elsewhere..... I explained to the Manager my dissatisfaction and insult!!
He thought I was over reacting and that I should understand:-) Enough said!!
This restaurant is in a remodeled car dealership...... Cold and Stark, located just barely within Portsmouth...... They're trying to be The Capital Grill or Flemings :-) The prices are even higher than some/most fine dining Steak Houses?? The Service is Horrible, the attitude even worse..... I never got to sample he food...... I can only imagine ??
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