We went for the first time this weekend to the Macaroni Grill on Dallas Hwy in Marietta. We were promptly greeted as soon as we walked in the door at 6:45 pm.
We were then seated within 3 minutes. Our server did her job, but without any Enthusiasm. She quickly blurted out her name as she was writing it on the paper table covering. I explained that this was our first visit to the restaurant. She asked us what we would like to drink & turned quickly to walk away. She returned a few minutes later with our drinks, bread & set up the olive oil w/ ground pepper dip.
Our drinks were always refilled quickly (diet coke & sweet tea). Our salads arrived and although they were supposed to be the same type of salad; they were completely opposite in looks & quality. My house salad was full of the end of the head of lettuce pieces. After removing them, I only had 1/2 of a salad left. That half was drenched in dressing that I had requested to be "on the side". My husband's salad looked & tasted great except the dressing that was drowning out the bottom of the salad bowl.
Our dinners arrived looking delicious! I only wish they tasted as good as they looked. The Fettuccine Alfredo was beyond bland. It lacked seasoning completely & for an "Italian" restaurant, it was shameful. The Marcela Chicken Ravioli smelled, good, tasted pretty good, but was drowned in it's own sauce. I scraped most of the sauce off in attempt to enjoy the flavor of the chicken, asparagus, bacon & mushrooms.
Overall, nice atmosphere, average to poor attitude of server & her service and average to poor food. I'm not sure if we'll return again.