I was excited to make plans to go to this restaurant, but having been there, would never return. I won’t forget it, in fact telling the story of my visit there will keep me amused for weeks.
If you enjoy being waited on by a man who is impatient, unfriendly, abrupt, and grumpy, this is a place you will like very much indeed. His wife was nice, his opposite, but unfortunately only made a token appearance. I tipped the man well just so that she would not have to endure his grumpiness about that later.
Food comments: Fresh fruit was nicely arranged on the plate, and it was a treat to have a little mango. My friend enjoyed her cup of soup. Fried rosemary potatoes were slightly burned on the outside, but luckily I like them like that. In the interests of weight control, I usually barely touch potatoes; these I polished off to compensate for the rest of the experience. Rosemary ham was tasty, but cut thick and indistinguishable from any old run of the mill ham. Omelets was cooked well, but the smoked salmon inside was soggy. Asparagus looked grey, so either overcooked, not fresh, or both. Sandwich of cheese and ham on sourdough looked tasty, but was made so thick that it could not fit in anyone’s mouth, so it had to be taken apart to be eaten. Spread it around on a little more bread please.
Price: $37 for the previously mentioned food plus a $4.00 pot of tea. We later dropped in at Port Gamble and told the restaurants we “checked out” there that “no, thank you, we had unfortunately already had lunch”. Just think, we could have enjoyed something tasty by the bay for the same price.
About the atmosphere: Don’t bother complimenting him on the attractive “garden” outside. We were informed with a sneer that it was not a garden – it’s a patio, and it might be nice and cool in the summer with all that overgrowth. The interior was very well done, but the atmosphere from the decor could not compensate for that created by the server.