After our Valentines Day meal at the Blue Danube and having read the previous glowing reviews of the restaurant, my wife and I left thinking, "Are there two Blue Danubes in Trenton???" Because the one we just visited was just a plain horrible dining experience.
Where to begin? Well I suppose it would be when we entered the place. There were three ladies sitting at the bar having a lively conversation. We stood for about 5 minutes at the entrance to the dining room when one of the ladies turned and said "Be with ya in a minute hun.....". And then went right back to her conversation with the other ladies. Yeah, that was the wait staff there.
And that pretty much represents the standard of service for the evening.
When we were finally seated it took 20 minutes before the same waitress returned to take our order............... and still no drinks. Food service was extremely slow. And the food that came out was really not good.
I lived in Budapest, Hungary for two years and traveled throughout Eastern Europe. Pierogies here were ok. Stuffed cabbage decent. My beef goulash was just horrible and tasteless. I seriously think the gravy was made with one of those store packets. My wife really wanted some of their seafood........ but supposedly the seafood delivery didnt arrive that day........ none available.
By the time we were finally finished with the meal nearly two hours later we were just relieved to get out of there. Oh, but only after another extended wait for the bill.
In summary, food was bland, flavorless, and not tasty. Service was virtually non-existent and grumpy.
This is not the hidden gem of Trenton as previously described. We're not returning.
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