Goldener Hirsch reservations were a little hard to come by for Christmas. I kept checking Open Table and they weren't accepting reservations that far out. When the day came they were accepting reservations for Christmas dinner, some of the time slots were already gone. So I was certain I had snagged a great reservation.
We arrived a few minutes early. The bar and the restaurant were quiet. We were seated immediately near a fireplace. The dining room was attractive.
We opted for cocktails. The waitress asked several times if we would like to order appetizers. No, we wanted to finish our cocktails and chat with each other.
We ordered a nice bottle of wine. The manager complimented us on our selection. And then we ordered the cheese fondue appetizer. Both were delicious. The waitress asked if we wanted to order our dinner at least twice more. It made me feel rushed... even though the dining room still remained half empty.
The dinner was nice. But nice was as good as it got. It was nice but not inspiring. My son's steak was good, but not great. I love Utah trout, but, again, it was just okay. The flavors were not award winning. My husband had the lamb shank and it was cold. Nice flavor, but it was below room temperature. They could have re-cooked the lamb and we would have asked them to do so had it been any day except Christmas. We didn't want to complain on Christmas day.
Perhaps had the prices not been so high, my expectations would not have been either.
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