My wife took me here this past Saturday, as part of my Valentines Day Gift. The menu reminded us both of what a lot of fine dining menus looked like back in the mid 70's and 80's. Nice steaks, simply prepared, and excellent seafood dishes as well.....and all reasonable priced. Another throwback touch: they prepare Caesar Salad table side, and also do table side flambe desserts. The atmosphere is truly historic, and, George Washington actually did sleep here in 1783, I believe. I started off with their baked French Onion Soup, and Joan had their signature Crab Soup. Both were very tasty. Next we both had a house side salad. It wasn't too large...just right for a dinner salad. They make their own salad dressings, in-house, and they were wonderful. I had the French, and my wife had balsamic vinaigrette. For our entrees, Joan had the Tenderloin Diane, and it truly was superb. I ordered the Filet Mignon, and it came exactly as requested...medium rare, with sauteed mushrooms. It was very tender and tasty, but I should have requested a mushroom sauce to accompany it, as it was a little dry. Three veggies came with the entree...sliced carrots, bliss potatoes, and a side of sweet potato salad. All were properly prepared, and the sweet potato salad was a pleasant surprise. Four slices of wonderful, crispy garlic toast were served with the meal as well. For dessert, we both had Cherries Jubilee, prepared table side. They also serve alcoholic drinks....nice selection of draft beers on tap, mixed drinks, and a few wines served by the glass, but, no wine list.
The servers were young, and really tried hard....they just need to get some of the rough edges polished.....but nothing that would or should ruin someone's dining experience.
The also did something for me when we were leaving, that my wife and I both really appreciated....we're both handicapped, seasoned citizens. The manager asked where we were parked, and when I mentioned in the parking lot in back of the restaurant, rather than go out the front door, they took me to the back of the restaurant and let us go out a service entrance that led right to the parking lot, so we didn't have to negotiate the stairs out front, and then walk up the brick covered driveway. It saved us a lot of huffing and puffing.
For the quality of the meal, large portion size, overall charm and decor, and service, the prices were very reasonable. I wish we had known about this place sooner, because we sure wouldn't have waited to visit, We'll definitely be back again.
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