This is our second visit. We visited a year ago (we live 3 hours away) so loving it last time we wanted to back since in town. We went at 4pm. We were seated at the window and right as we sat down it was freezing so I asked the hostess a minute later if we could move. Since the restaurant was empty, it was not a problem. We got seated towards the back of the room. Ordered a delicious frozen peach Bellini and a draft beer. Their fresh baked bread is fantastic. We each got their soup of the day, which was the New England Clam Chowder...which was creamy and full of clams. Now, right next to us a couple in their booth got up and left right after they received their water and bread-still had menus on the tables. Ok. ???why One of the waitress, pitched a fit-next to OUR table telling a woman, I am assuming a manager ?, that the couple left, her window table got moved to another section (us!), and basically went on and on. VERY unprofessional! She could have done all of that where the staff were standing under the ‘banquet room’ sign where you can see the room. Being former wait staff myself, I completely understand these things happen-however you do NOT vent on the floor in front of the people you are serving. We were VERY put off by this. Our waitress, on the flip side of things, was very sweet, attentive and helpful. The dinner, itself, was terrific! My husband had the special of the day- the stuffed chicken was SO tender! My fettuccine Alfredo was such a huge portion that I took more than 1/2 home since we HAD ;) to have dessert. Coffee was freshly brewed. I had the creme brûlée and my husband only had a child size ice cream (because he wanted some of mine) It is a very nice atmosphere (except for that one waitress-which is the only reason this is getting 4 stars) There is parking (a parking building) right next door on Filbert Street. If you want to spend a little time at the Reading Market that is right across the street, as well (and if you buy $10 worth of items at the market you get a discount on your parking-just a FYI) We will come back to enjoy the delicious food and hope the staff will be more professional next time.
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