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“Okay if you don't mind waiting over 75 minutes for your food at lunch.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of The Homestead - CLOSED

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The Homestead
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Mpls, Minnesota
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Okay if you don't mind waiting over 75 minutes for your food at lunch.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Unbelievable is the only word to describe my experience at The Homestead restaurant! We arrived at the restaurant at 1:00. Our group of 10 was seated quickly and received our beverages in a timely manner. it was downhill from then. We flagged down the server several times asking her to take our orders. She said something about they were changing chefs. So we waited and waited. After about 20 minutes our order was taken. Several of the items people wanted were no longer available. Once again we waited and waited. Once again we had to flag down the server. The place was not crowded either. Finally 75 minutes after we arrived we received our food. I had the wrap special which was salmon. Somehow a piece of sausage entered into it. The scalloped sweet potatoes was excellent! We were not compensated in any manner for the poor management nor even received a "sorry". A complimentary dessert or beverage may have changed our opinion. To top it off an automatic 20% gratuity was added to our bill. For what? Poor service and a condescending server? Two words: NEVER AGAIN! Sad because service doesn't cost anything!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Poor management”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Went to a birthday celebration for a friend. The restaurant was notified in advance of the number of people that were attending. The waitress did the best she could but the management needs to improve its operation. 6 out of 20 people received their order first and then 15 mins later another 6 rec.their meal and this went on, and on. Food was ok, but management needs to re-assess their service. Will not plan to go back any time in the future.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Hiker016
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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“suprise !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

pass by the building often. it has been several failed eateries., went because of others .And what a supprise ! As a former cullinary student and extensive traveler i must say that the food there is some of the best i have had anywhere.. anyone complaining about the server not presenting the plate correctly give me a break ! this is a hometown eatery not the hilton ! yes the service could be better but they were very cordial and trying hard all in all one of the best !

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank EdandLisa
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Etowah, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“How not to run a restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is an unusual review. We have NOT been to "The Homestead"! Our local weekly newspaper "Mountain Express" ran an ad last week that "The Connection" would be serving a special dinner in Tuesday, January 2013 - reservations only - with wine selections and Tapas. I called an left a message (they were closed at that time) that we (two of us) would like to make a reservation for dinner. We never received a response. If the restaurant is trying to built a reputation and loyal following they sure did the opposite. We have never eaten at "The Connection" and won't. With that example of mismanagement I dare not try the food. Damn fools.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Mr_Eric_Blair
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Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Finally, a great restaurant in Horse Shoe, NC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Being summer people - our 15th summer, we were told about the Homestead two weeks after it opened. We made many visits during our 4 months in the area and not once did we have anything but praise for the establishment All of the food is excellent and innovative. It is served by a dedicated wait staff and the prices are certainly within reason - for the excelent food you receive.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank redtopfarm
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