The wait staff at the hotel restaurant are to be commended for their ‘service with a smile’, perfect recommendations on food choices and attentive service through our dining experience. Our waitress, Rose, on our first night was terrific, bubbly and made our dining experience that much more enjoyable.
One Bellevue Restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and as stated the service was excellent. The food was very good, though some things were either missed or overdone, which I will explain.
First, I cannot complain too much about price, as this is a restaurant in a higher-end hotel, regardless of the fact that it might be offseason. The food was done very well, was of a good quality overall and though you will pay a little more, you are paying for the service and atmosphere as well. If you are more of a pub food person or looking for a lower cost option for your family then I would suggest the many other great restaurants on Thames Street only a short 5-minute walk from the hotel.
For our dinner we ordered the Chef Thiele’s Grand Chowder, Roasted butternut Squash Soup, Field Greens Salad and the Cowboy Cut Rib Eye.
Chowder – awesome! This was more a seafood chowder with large sea scallops and lobster meat within. It was fresh, tasty and a very large portion.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup – my wife loved this and commented how the large chunks of squash were cooked perfectly and the flavor was amazing.
Field Greens Salad – my wife also commented how wonderful the salad was, which our waitress also recommended as one of her favorites.
Rib Eye – This was a very nice cut of meat and was cooked perfectly to order. The potatoes gratin were not the best and a baked potato would have been preferred. Also, it is not clear on the menu, but the steak was doused in a ton of sauce. Honestly this is not needed as the rib eye itself was an excellent cut and the sauce was taking away from the meat flavor itself. If ordering this I would suggest to ask for it without the garlic sauce. Though it makes for a nice presentation, it is not needed and takes away from the dish overall.
Breakfast was very nice and we opted for the regular menu options over the buffet, though the buffet did look very nice and was $23 per person, not $30 as someone stated in another review. My wife went with the more healthy selection of egg whites and fruit, while I ordered the traditional Eggs Benedict. The Eggs Benedict were very good and the only notable issue was that the English muffin was not toasted or not toasted enough. Other than this minor detail these were excellent and the eggs poached perfectly.