BF and I were in Cold Spring for the first time and looking for a place for lunch. Decided to try The Foundry.
It has a shabby decor with no real theme, and incongruous red-and-white checked tablecloths. At the front was a dingy glass case with unappetizing desserts, practically at floor level.The restaurant was crowded but not packed. We were told to seat ourselves, which we did. Unfortunately doing things for ourselves became a theme at this luncheonette.
We waited at least 10 minutes before someone handed. us paper menus. Nothing looked all that interesting - pedestrian choices like BLT or tuna melt, but many things with sprouts added. When we were given menus, we were told beverages "other than water" are self-serve (the server pointed to the coffee station near the kitchen as she told us this). We couldn't tell if this was the usual policy, or only because the server was overwhelmed at the moment. Also she never told us how we could get water, and it was never offered.
Fifteen minutes went by, while we and two other tables near us were ignored, even as the server walked by several times. Another group who had already ordered sat near us looking hungry and annoyed.
Finally we got up and walked out, which I don't think the staff noticed or cared about. We went to The Depot a block away, where we had excellent service.