Wife and I went to Chenery Park tonight (Tuesday) for kids night. We've been there several times and fear a slip in quality.
Wife had the seared fig salad a NY strip steak ($9 and $17). I had the mac & cheese and salmon ($6 and $16). 11 yr old enjoyed grilled cheese and 11 month old enjoyed his bottle (when he wasn't entertaining everyone with his screams and gurgles). The fig salad was very good, mostly becaue of the figs (we both really enjoy the fig salad at Bacar, but can't afford to eat there often), but the balsamic vinegar dressing washed out the Frog's Leap Zin ($35) we ordered. My mac & cheese was excellent as always; they make it with 3 cheeses.
Both the steak and the salmon were only adaquate. While the steak is suppose to be dry aged, it seemed to lacked any depth of flavor. All the taste seemed to come from the grill. The salmon was ordered the recommended medium, but was a little overly done; not moist in the middle and slightly hard on the outside. The mashed potatoes and wilted greens were nice, but nothing to write home about.
The warm chocolate cake was fantastic (according to the wife). The service was engaging and fun. There were obviously training several new staff members.
We like going because of kids night, but I'm concerned that it is a bit pricey for what we are getting. We can go to Suppenkuche for dinner with the kids.
Do others have a similar experience or opinion?
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