I was in Maine for the past week and I was hoping to go to Arrows. My father-in-law went there a few times for the past 10 years and told me about the food and how great was the location.
So before our departure for our vacation, I asked my girlfriend about the dressing code at Arrows. She told me not to worry (her father went there in casual clothing) and that an urban clothing would be ok (jeans + polo). When we called for our reservation (we were already in Maine), the lady on the phone told my girlfriend that the jacket was preferred. My girlfriend made the reservation and talked to me about the jacket issue. After discussing about this, she called back at the restaurant and said that I didn’t have any. The lady answered to her: ‘That’s ok. We’ll cancel the reservation for you.’ And then she hung up.
I’m really disappointed about this because I wanted to go there. I’m also surprised because, I was in vacation enjoying all my days at the beach so I never taught to bring a jacket (and kind of surprise... it’s not downtown NYC, it’s on coastal Maine!)
I’ll probably never go there because this bad “pre-experience”.