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BLOOM IN HASTINGS ON HUDSON

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BLOOM IN HASTINGS ON HUDSON

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suey7l | | Nov 12, 2006 07:38 PM

Major disappointment. We were so excited for this restaurant to open in our town. We could not have been more underwhelmed. The food and service were both awful. Our party of 4 had reservations for 8PM on a Saturday night. They were out of a lot of appetizers and main dishes. We tried to start with a moroccan lamb appetizer -- they were out. We went with the salads instead, which were fine.

After being told they were out of the hen (one of 4 meat dishes on the menu) we decided upon 2 lamb t-bones and 2 ribeyes. After 15 minutes the waitress came back letting us know that there was only 1 T-bone and 1 ribeye left. She suggested to go with a NY strip - which was not on the menu for the night. When the food came the lamb was raw -- not undercooked -- raw. The steaks were all like rubber -- and to be honest, it was questionable whether the ribeye was really a ribeye. The NY strip were probably quickly defrosted, maybe in a microwave. We sent the lamb back to be cooked. When it returned 15 minutes later there was literally no meat on it. 2 bites at best for a $35 entree.

On to the service: We waited 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation - no big deal. We were seated and ignored for about 40 minutes, although the restaurant had largely emptied. No bread, no water. We ordered at 9PM, got our main dishes around 9:45PM. The manager came over to apologize for the lamb being raw, didn't charge us for the lamb, and offered free drinks. My pregnant wife, and the rest of our party, were not drinking and asked instead for a dessert. The manager declined our request and offered coffee. We were going to eat dessert but decided to cut our losses. We went out for some nice ice cream instead.

So, to sum up. After $80+ a couple (no drinks, no dessert) we left starving and having had horrible service. Skip this restaurant. It really isn't worth it. Go get a slice of pizza across the street.

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