Visited for dinner the week after Labor Day. We were excited to go since the restaurant received such great reviews in a Philadelphia newspaper. The old hotel is charming, and well maintained, and the service was excellent. But it couldn't make up for the mediocre meal. It started out unevenly. My Cajun clams were delicious, my husband's cream of asparagus soup was pasty. The balsamic Jersey tomato salads were vinegary. The famous fried chicken was average,not too well seasoned and appeared to be made from frozen chicken. It was served with what tasted like frozen commercial succotash, and boiled potatoes. The cornbread was delicious, but the biscuits were dry, and seem to have been made perhaps the day before. With such great Jersey vegetables around in September, they could do much better. Perhaps the famous sisters who cook there were taking a deserved vacation after the height of the season, but whoever was running the kitchen was "calling it in".
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