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The Library, Portsmouth

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The Library, Portsmouth

halffull | Feb 18, 2009 04:42 PM

Does anyone else think this restuarant is terrible and has absolutely no class? I dined there this past weekend and to me if I am going to pay 30.00 for a steak it better be served up with some atmosphere and decent service. I get they are Morton's and Ruth Chris wannabe's and they are so fortunate to have a beautiful building and decent location it makes me sad that I had such a terrible experience. Starting with the fact that when I asked for the lights to be dimmed because it was like a denny's in there the server informed me that the owner likes it that way. Correct answer-I will check into it. Just look around- people were shutting their lights off at their tables. She also came to the table far too many times, cleared before we were done and was just plain annoying not to mention she had the personality of a dish towel. My steak was cooked perfectly I must say, but the broccoli was overdone, the potatoes dry, the dessert tray they showed was from 1924, the coffee was weak and horrible, the crab on the appetizer was broken up and limp and there was no music. This is my third time with simular experiences the first two times as I always give people a chance so no more chances for this one. I can just hope maybe in the future people will have higher expectations and avoid this restaurant so it gets sold to some people with some class.

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