This was our first visit to this restaurant & will probably be our last.
I want to be fair, so please read the whole review before deciding.
1) as I said it was a Tuesday night about 6:45 PM. We were a party of 6. The first thing that threw me off was being told there was no inside seating available for a party our size --but there was seating outside or at the bar. Being as we actually wanted to talk as a family, we chose outside. I do have say that the décor was beautiful & although you couldn't really see the river, the landscaping was very appealing to the eye. The bad part, we noticed as we walked outside that their were many empty booths & tables inside the restaurant...(easily more than 10)....but we were told they were for parties of 4 & that they couldn't be put together at this time.
2) no problem getting our drinks etc.....but I'm pretty sure the mgr on duty was our waiter. Eventually a waitress came & took our order. She was obviously stressed because getting refills was really, really slow.
3) 4 of the 6 of us had the buffet (chicken, riblets, sausage, salad & some sides)....and while everything was ok, I didn't find it particulary great.....it would have been nice to have some type of gravy for the mashed potatoes...and maybe baked potatoes on the bar also. One of the selling points of the buffet was that it was inclusive of many of the homemade desserts. After eating our meals, the dessert bar was pretty empty. We asked at least 3 different servers if they would be restocking that area soon & they said they would "check". Finally when our waitress did come out to refill our drinks, we inquired of her again and that point she went to the kitchen & came back & asked us which pies we wanted because they weren't going to restock the buffet. (it's not even 8 & they have over an hour to go before closing??) Anyway, the waitress went and brought us the desserts we were waiting for.......and I have to say, they were to die for chocolate cream pie & coconut crème pie........
5) the other 2 that ordered of the menu - one had chicken strips & she indicated they were ok.....but she had to ask for dipping sauce? the other had fish & he said it was really good.
Anyway, because of the slow service & lackluster buffet I rated this place just average. It just doesn't live up to its beautiful building & landscaping. If you do go, definitely order fish off the menu & get the dessert.
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