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“Sunday Brunch over the Hudson”

MacArthur's Riverview Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in West Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Westfield, New Jersey
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch over the Hudson”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

A picturesque view over the hudson with every kind of food imaginable. We sat, ate and drank for 2 hours. Starting with bloody maries and ending with coffee.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank pcg123
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English first
Philadelphia, New York
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1,267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“Breakfast Was Tasty”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The food was very good. However, for a buffet I would have liked to have had more of a selection--like pancakes, waffles, omelette station.

Visited February 2014
Thank annarc6
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Ocala, Florida
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“Service was Great”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

I took my wife there for her Birthday and had a great dinner. The food was very good but the thing that made it special was the service. Our waitress Sandy was excellent she was attentive without being obtrusive. She was knowledgeable of the food and the history of the Thayer Hotel.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Jeff K
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Chester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Service”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Have been to brunch at the Thayer several times. Service is always attentive. Food selection on the buffet is quite the array. Love the banana foster waffles! Find the cost to be pricey, although they provide mimosas. Food is always warm and enjoyable.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Mary K
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New York City, New York
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“2nd Review of the Thayer Restaurant”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Since my first experience with Brunch at the Hotel was great, I decided to take my extended family to Brunch on the weekend before Christmas. I assumed the Hotel would be beautifully decorated for the holidays. I was wrong.

At the entrance to the hotel, someone stuck pine bough branches (about 3) into 2 flower pots. There was a sad little 4 foot tree in the dining room and a larger prettier tree in the lobby near the fire place. A few more small decorations but that was about it. Nothing special. I expected more.

We booked the afternoon seating. Last time we had the first seating, which by the looks of it, was a much better idea. By the time we got there, the staff was haggard & unattentive. The food was just being replenished, there were no plates and the serving staff at the waffle station had a major attitude. What the..... You are serving waffles, did you think you would be doing something else?

It took about 5 attempts to even get a waitress to bring us water and drinks. We were seated first but other tables already had drinks and were at the buffet before the waitress even made an attempt to come to our table. It took another 3 attempts to remember to bring milk for one child. Really? Come on, I know you don't want to do this, but you are getting paid to wait on the table. At least try and do something once before I have to ask and second and third time.

Much like the first time, the food selection was great. The quality was fine. But, they started to run out of food and not replenish it. Again, the first seating seems to be the way to go. That didn't happen then.

By the end of the meal, the waitress finally figured out I was the one paying the bill and would be deciding her tip. I'm sure she also figured out I was not pleased by the service. She actually reduced the amount of the bill by charging the meals of the teenagers as students and not adults (probably hoping it would save her from getting a reduced tip).

And, the ladies room was filthy. The last time it was spotless. This time it was a disaster.

I think going to the Hotel Thayer for brunch is a nice idea. And if I was asked to go again, I probably would. I would however, NOT take a late seating. I would make sure we got the first seating of the day when the food is plentiful and the wait staff is still awake.

If you go to restaurant.com, you can purchase a $25 gift card for $10 and save $15 off your bill (the tip possibly).

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
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