After seeing a deal on Restaurant.com I talked my family into going to The Paris Inn on a Saturday night. We arrived for a 7:00 pm reservation to find the parking lot pretty empty and no valet in sight. After self parking two valets appeared from the back of the building, too late.
The older woman who greeted us was pleasant enough but was dressed in clothes that did not suit her well and looked like they came off the rack at a vintage thrift store. I am shocked to see reviews from over a year ago that mention the smell upon entering as we thought it was isolated to last night, however, the place smells like a geriatric nursing home. An old stale smell that is poorly attempted to be covered up by diffusers. Now, I am no spring chicken, but the average patrons in the place were over 70, with many older too. This place attracts an older crowd is an understatement.
Despite these weird few initial minutes we get seated and are promptly waited on by the wait staff. The waitstaff was excellent in most all respects. My water glass was always full,and the foods came out timely.
For appetizers the Beet and Goat Cheese salad was excellent, but the Pear Salad was uneventful. We thought we needed another appetizer and the waiter highly recommended the Mussels, which we regretted. Although very nice looking, the Mussels were not very good and had a bad taste, so that dish went uneaten.
Entrees were decent, but nothing to write home about. When you order Duck and Chateubriand for two you expect something special. The menu it reads like a four star restaurant, but none of our expectations were met with the quality and tastes of the foods we ate last night.
We did get a lot of food for the final price only due to that Restaurant.com certificate. Otherwise I would have been really upset.
This dining experience was so far off from meeting our expectations I describe it as weird.
At least the service we received was good and the food was edible while disappointing.
I think this place needs a total makeover. Strip all the carpeting and walls as the smells have permeated beyong the norm and have obviously been a problem for years. Bring in fresh management to either revamp the menu or raise the quality fo the food to what a menu like that deserves. In the mean time there are plenty of other places to experience other than this one.