I have been a regular customer of this restaurant since 1992 .
I made a conscious decision as of July 2008 to stop patronizing
this restaurant due to its management catering to a changing clientele
in its bar area that is so distruptive that I can't believe anyone in business
would allow this to continue. The "ghetto" talk heard in the dining room
from the bar is filled with overwhelming fowl language, loud yelling
and laugher, and simply disgusting. I have witness bar fights and
arguments and have even heard of the apparent drug trafficing taking
place in the bar area from other regular customers. I have told the owner
about this who seems to be very disconcerning about a my observations.
I just can't believe this is taking place at this establishment which has
been known for its good food for so many years. In addition to the
changing atmosphere, the quality of service is now fair at best.
Busy lunches are often left to only one server, tables
are not cleaned off, and the food has become very inconsistent. The
last dinner night there, July 9, 2008, I walked into not only a bar fight,
but a dining room full of non cleared tables, one waitress, and other
distressed customers who were sharing similar feelings about the
changes taking place.