For several years now, French Meadows has been a standby for me and my husband. Reliable food in a good atmosphere, when you want a good dinner and don't want to fret over where to go. Unfortunately, it looks like that has changed.
We hadn't been back since the summer, when we had a terrible experience with service and shockingly low quality food. However, since there were so many good experiences to outweigh that one, we decided to head back last night to give them another shot. We were surprised to see a completely changed menu and asked what was going on.
Apparently, the head chef changed about a year ago, which explains the decline in food quality. Then, recently, a new General Manager came on board and fired almost the entire staff. When my husband asked about the baker, it seems that there has been turn over there too.
Sad, but it explains how such a solid restaurant has gone from a favorite to a place to avoid. Our meal was lackluster at best, especially in comparison to what we were used to.