I was here after they 1st opened and after reading this review, I thought, "what a shame the place went downhill already." So I decided to give it a try to make sure.
We had dinner there last night. Decor is lovely, warm, and inviting. Food was delish, esp. caesars salad, fried green tomatoes, locally sourced pork chop, grass-fed burger, tasty Yankee pot roast, and butterscotch pudding.
I did not taste any 'lighter fluid' as the author mentioned. Rather felt the restaurant really paid attention to sourcing the best ingredients and cooking it with wood fired grills whenever they thought it would add to the dish. I can't wait to go back to try the rainbow trout and grass-fed steaks.
There are some changes. Gone are some of the decadent but pricey items (appetizer of sliders with caviar and quail egg) that are no longer offered. Instead, they offer a simpler menu as well as a hearty chicken dinner on Sundays with 1/2 chicken and all the sides you can eat. This is no 'Bruce Banner Chicken,' with who-knows-what-drugs in its veins. My palate thanked me as I can tell the difference in its texture and taste immediately.
As you may have guessed, I respectfully disagree with the author.
Service is always great, by the way. 'Overzealous' seems a bit harsh to someone trying their best to take care of you.
Keep up the great work. I'm a big fan.