Doolittle's used to be your basic American bar and restaurant. Within the past few years, they remodeled the place to make it appear like an upper level dinner establishment and revamped the menu to match. Unfortunately, they're unable to properly execute the upper level dishes.\r
My husband wanted to try Doolittle's again after a so-so meal there a year ago. We requested non-smoking and were asked if we were okay with sitting in the bar. The host said that it was a non-smoking section. Well, it wasn't because halfway through our meal, someone 3 feet away from started chain smoking. If you're going to let people at the bar smoke, then don't put a non-smoking section around the bar!!!\r
I ordered the fish tacos and my husband ordered seafood linguini dish. The fish tacos were good; it's pretty hard to mess up a simple dish like that. My husband's pasta was absolutely horrific. When our food arrived, there was this nasty smell that I couldn't place. Once my husband tasted it, I figured out it was way too much lemon juice. The pasta was supposed to have a sauce that was made from garlic, white wine, and lemon juice. What he actually got was a ton of lemon juice with a little bit a garlic; it was like someone just poured lemon juice over pasta.\r
The waitress took the meal back and allowed my husband to choose another entree. There was never any apology from the waitress or the manager who stopped by later. His replacement entree, chicken flatbread, arrived quickly but had way too much basil on it that had to be picked off. Also, as soon as we complained about my husband's pasta, they service immediately went from excellent to poor. It was very difficult to get our check.\r
Never, ever again. If you're in this area, I'd recommend Sambol's in Town Center near 35E and Yankee Doodle or The Roasted Pear in Burnsville on Co Rd 42 and Nicollet.
Pros: Nice ambience and atmosphere
Cons: Poorly executed food, non-smoking section right next to a smoking area