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Drey's (Madrona) - Review by A S | Drey's


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Drey's (Madrona) 8/26/2006

I didn't feel like cooking one night recently, so we searched for a new kid-friendly place to have dinner. Many finer restaurants don't have highchairs, so it's sometimes tricky with a 15-month old. However, I don't want to eat chicken tenders and crappy mac'n'cheese all the time when I am out. I read that Drey's was a family-friendly relaxed place for good food. Honestly, I suspect whoever wrote that review confused this place with the Madrona Pub (which is very very family friendly and nearly next door and decent). We walked in during happy hour, and the place was empty. I point this out because despite the lack of patrons, it nonetheless took thirty minutes and two reminders to have them bring us the highchair. Apparently they use those so infrequently that they keep them by the back door of the kitchen, as our waitress explained. Fine. First ding. The drinks came after we were at our table for 45 minutes. Second ding. We ordered a chicken pot pie, a pastrami sandwich, chicken skewers, soup and a chicken wrap sandwich. All mostly mediocre, except the turkey noodle soup which was absolutely disgusting. Maybe someone forgot to put in the stock, but it was a cloudy cup of salted water with soggy elbow noodles in it. Ding, ding, ding, ding...! The whole experience was surprisingly unpleasant, and nothing on the menu made it worth giving them a second try (as I try to do, to be fair, when the first experience is such a flop) before panning them. Maybe for drinks, if you live in the neighborhood and can stroll over there, it's fine. But there are too many great places to eat in this town to bother with such lackluster food and slow service. Next... more
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