This was a disaster, my first wedding anniversary dinner and what a mess they made of it! It began with my asking about the butter which came with the bread at the outset of the meal - I asked for plain butter, telling them I cannot tolerate garlic. The bread and butter arrived OK, and I was asked about appetiser and entree. I mentioned that I can't eat meat, (a medical thing not a food fad) and they suggested the clam chowder soup - which I declined in favor of crab cakes. \r
Just as well as their 'seafood' soup has... bacon in it! This would come as a nasty surprise to anyone, who like me cannot eat pork, beef, lamb etc. Their excuse when this oddity was put to them? ""It's been the same recipe for many years' so they have NO EXCUSE for not knowing that it has bacon? \r
After the crab cakes, my entree arrived - It was the rockfish with, I was assured no garlic in the fish sauce. The 'house salad' - which I was assured was just veggies also arrived. It was nothing of the kind, having shrimp all over it! It was also smothered in... GARLIC croutons!\r
The entree actually made made me sick to my stomach, I had to go outside... the fish may or may not have had garlic on it, I never found out as the beans were smothered in garlic butter! I complained that this was the case, I got an offer (from the maitre) to replace the beans without the sauce (which had spread all over the plate). I declined, and they offered us a 'cheese cake' slice by way of recompense. My wife dissolved into tears, our evening ruined. The cake arrived with a pathetic little candle stuck in it, just to remind us what the night was and how bad it had turned out...\r
We waited for the server to return with the bill. Some 15 minutes later (she managed to avoid our eyes) we were told the bill had been zeroed (the least they could do as 90% of the food was inedible!)\r
As we left we were asked when we would return. When Hell freezes over! ' was my intemperate but justifiable reply?
Cons: They're told what you can't eat, then serve it up to you never-the-less!