I went to Northern Exposure with a group of 4 people for lunch in the middle of the week. The resteraunt was not crowded and there were plenty of employees there. That being said, the service was absolutely horrible. We had to wait at least 15 minutes for someone to come over and give us menus and get a drink order. Our dining experience took almost 2 hours for a simple lunch. We were constantly ignored, our food and drinks took forever, and the waiter was just plain unfriendly. I got the impression, however, that this is a normal thing at Northern Exposure. I have even heard other people who have visited say the same thing about the service, so I don't believe that this was just a fluke experience. For the terrrible service alone, this place deserves negative stars.
For the food, it was just mediocre. Nothing very exciting, and certainly nothing I couldn't get somewhere else for cheaper, better, and with better service.
I will never go here again unless I am required to go, I have a couple hours with absolutely nothing better to do, and I don't have to pay for it.