I ate here for lunch while visiting my son at college. I heard about this place from some friends and checked it out on Tripadvisor too. I was honestly expecting more.
The building is very nice looking, but the first thing that I noticed when walking in was a musty, closed in kind of odor. The staff is extremely friendly and the service was pretty good. The food was okay, but not really above average.
I ordered the onion soup to start. It WASN'T bad, but it was no different than onion soup that I have had at a dozen other restaurants. I then ordered the Reuben Panini. In fairness, the menu said that the corned beef was lean, but there is lean and then there is beef jerky. This was made worse by the fact that the cabbage was extremely dry and there was a tiny dot of thousand island dressing on the Panini. This was one of the driest sandwiches that I have ever had and I went through a few glasses of water to get it down.
As a side, I ordered the sweet potato fries, which are one of my favorite accompaniments to a good burger or sandwich. Until now. This is the first time that ever saw them cut thicker than steak fries. The result was that the outside was kind of crispy, but the inside was completely RAW and hard.
My wife ordered the eggplant stack, as did my son. They both ended up leaving at least half of it on their plates. I think that the idea was to create sort of a vegetable terrine, but this was literally a stack of slightly grilled veggies. Not much by way of condiment or sauce.
The desserts were the only saving grace, but once again, nothing that I haven't had before. The bill ended up being $140 for 6 people for lunch, not including tip. None of us ordered wine.
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