We had been fans of The Clover House for a few years. Knowing the chef had left for bigger digs at the first of the year, and having read the one other review on Trip Advisor since then, we gave it a try with some trepidation. Location location location.
It was toasty warm when we arrived (see previous review), so it passed the first test. The specials menu looked reasonable, but not up to the variety of (previous) Chef Levi's. Dinner salads were cold and crisp. Dinner rolls (1 each) were a step up from the ok, but nondescript rolls of the past.
The previous review mentioned the odor of paint, etc. When we arrived, there was none evident. However, when we opened the cloth napkin wrapped cutlery, there was an odor my wife called 'old oil', I called it linseed oil. It may have been from the cabinet that the setups were delivered from, or it could be from the wash/dry setup they are using. I have occasionally stained woodwork in our basement, and anything that ran through the gas dryer around that time picked up the odor of burnt linseed oil. This reminded me of that. This definitely needs work.
Dinners were ok, nothing spectacular. We hope whoever is running the kitchen can approach the quality and variety of the predecessor. Chef Levi, we wish you well at The Lighthouse. We have been there, but Clover House is much closer.
We'll no doubt be back, but it may be a while. I hope the restaurant reads these reviews.
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