We recently attended a business dinner at McLoone's, and doing so reminded me of why we never go to places like McLoone's on our own: bad value!
The room where the dinner was held was very pleasant, and it certainly had a great view of the beach. The table was set up very nicely with glassware and linens.
At the cash bar, two small glasses of wine were $19.00 for the first round and $18.00 for the second round. Was the bartender hoping for a $2 tip the second time around, instead of $1? The bartender was also incredibly slow and did not serve customers in the order that they arrive at the bar. Another member of our party paid $11.00 for Dewar's scotch for the first round and $12.00 for his second.
Then there was the food. The best part of the meal was the salad. The salad was wrapped with cucumber slices that were pulled together in a circular shape . It was topped with two croutons and balsamic vinaigrette and very nicely plated. Very fresh and flavorful. The lobster bisque had absolutely no taste whatsoever. Apparently there were little pieces of lobster in the bisque, but they didn't taste like anything. Service was fine for the soup and salad, and water glasses were refilled.
Then there was the buffet dinner. Basalmic chicken was tough and overcooked. The salmon was cooked ok, but it had no seasoning whatsoever. Ditto for the little potatoes and green beans: no salt or pepper or any other seasoning. I passed on the bowtie pasta. The slice of prime rib was ok, but I have had much better at other similar buffets. Again, seasoning was lacking.
We did not stay for dessert as we had a 1 1/2 hour drive back. I certainly enjoyed the surroundings and talking with business colleagues, but the meal itself was waaaaaay overpriced and underseasoned. Save your money and go elsewhere.