Restaurants & Bars Northern New England

So disappointing

susan jr | | Jun 18, 2010 08:28 PM

We end up there every few months because my husband likes it, but each time we go, I am left feeling like we could have spent the $100 on much better shampooing the carpets or paying the credit card bill.

Tonight was no different. I didn't want to pay $11 for a glass of chardonnay, so I opted for the $6 house brand. It was about as flavorful as dishwater. We split the calamari to start. The breading was salty and bready. It was stuck together in big clumps and there were as many hot peppers and limes as calamari. It was, however, better than the last time when there was a puddle of oil in the bottom of the dish.

I overheard the table beside us being told of the specials. Our server didn't mention at least 2 of the items their server mentioned. The draft beer list was longer at the other table also!

My husband had the mixed grill which had a home made sausage that was interesting. Mild, but with a spicy finish. The tenderloin was excellent, and he enjoyed the scallops.

I had a Caesar salad with grilled chicken. The chicken was cut very thin so the ends were overcooked and dry. The dressing was absolutely tasteless except for the asiago. There were no anchovies although the menu said they had them. The server didn't mention them so I assumed anchovies would be on the salad unless I requested not to have them.

Our server was pleasant, but disappeared for long periods of time. We sat for 15 minutes after we finished the meal and another 15 until she returned our credit card.

Has anyone been to Three Chimneys lately? It used to be so good about 5 years ago. We were always pleased with the food, service, quality, and value. Lately, it's hit or miss; heavy on the miss....

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