I thought for quite awhile about what rating to give The Settlers Inn, and I landed on a (2). Let me explain.
We were in the Poconos for our honeymoon and wanted an upscale, "fancy restaurant" experience amid all the wilderness and lush forest adventures that we'd been having. I will readily admit that perhaps our expectations were set a bit high, but we looked into a few different restaurants on Trip Advisor, read the reviews, read a menu or two, and decided that The Settlers Inn had the best of what we wanted (good steak/meats, "fancy," booze, ambiance, etc.).
The hostess was amazing, but that's about where the magic ended. The poor service was immediate right off the bat. We later concluded that our server must have doubled as the bartender for the evening (saw her bartending periodically throughout the evening), which we thought was an odd choice given that this was an upscale eatery and the joint was nowhere near busy (MAYBE a fifth of the tables were taken). Again, if we had been at any old restaurant, the service would have been fine. However, at an establishment such as this, we expected a little wining and dining, a few "yessirs," a smile here and there, you know, just some "extra mile" kind of mumbo jumbo. None to be had. She waited on a few tables that were seated before us, even though we did the whole "menus-down-looking-around" bit. I ordered a wine flight, which was a joke. Again, I expected a bit of back and forth, a little bit of "well what kind of wine do you normally like? Try this not this, I recommend this one it's really good, blah blah blah". Nope. And when the wine was delivered to our table, she mumbled three words, one for each wine, and then vanished like the wind. Right, like I'm going to remember what the hell you plopped in front of me. Most wine flights I've had, they write it on a card, put it on some kind of sculpture/tray looking thing, you know, make it look nice. At this point, the poor service was nearing hilarity. She barely spoke two words to us before dessert. We were joking around and after she would bus a dish and get out of earshot, we would say, "oh by the way that tasted great, thank you!". In reality, the food was a little less than we expected. To be perfectly honest, I am more than happy to pay $50 for an awesome steak. This steak was OK, appetizers were a little bland, bread had much to be desired, etc. One of the saving graces of the restaurant (and which bumped this up from a 1 for sure) was the beer selection. Many many wonderful international imports, some delectable choices and offerings that were just fantastic. I really, really wish I could have said the same for the food and the service, what with it being our honeymoon and all. I very rarely tip below 20%, but had to unfortunately stick with 10% this time. Will not be eating here again, hopefully their competition in the area will fair better for our next visit.