After reading the reviews for Timbers we hesitatingly decided to make reservations for 5:30pm anyway as we were wanting to have a last dinner together with extended family.
We arrived on time and the tables had yet to be set up for our party of 11. We were seated and our waiter was there promptly. Drink orders were taken and were brought out in a respectable time. And it went down hill from there.
We waited over an hour and fifteen minutes for our dinner to arrive. All we heard from our waiter and the other wait staff speaking to other tables was that the kitchen was backed up. Interestingly enough, the upper floor of the restaurant where we were seated was three quarters empty. Tables of three and four people were waiting a long time for their meals as well. Two rounds of drinks were bought before the food arrived and by the time it did everyone was in need of another, but settled for water instead of the overpriced adult beverages.
Upon arrival of our meal, most of us found our food cold. My niece's pork chop was RAW and had to be sent back. My medium rare steak was cooked correctly, but had apparently been sitting out for awhile as it was COLD, along with the tasteless mashed potatoes. Everyone agreed (with the exception of the kids) that the food was of substandard quality and WAY overpriced.
To top it off, the waiter turned out to be none other than the owner! His main excuse for the evening: "Sorry, we are backed up in the kitchen." NO offers of anything except an excuse as to why the food and service were bad. For two adults and two kids it cost us $108 with tax for this slop. From the time we were seated to the time we left was well over two hours. With the exception of the owner and his excuses, the remainder of the staff appeared to be in zombie mode and had no idea as to what needed to be done to help a restaurant succeed.
When going to Red River, do not bother dining here. The issue with this restaurant and others there is that the town is geographically isolated so to speak and they appear to know they can get away with more there because of it.