I recently ate at Oliver and Bonacini (It was for Cdn Thanksgiving -- American Thanksgiving has triggered the memory of this meal). Oliver and Bonacini was one of the few local places open that day.
What's the best word to describe it? Lame. Amateurish. Bland. Overpriced. It's hard to choose just one word.
We had the turkey with mashed potatoes, or as one put, mushed potatoes. I ate a paint-by-numbers salad and some sort of roast beef dish. Evidently it was so memorable, I can't even remember what I ate. We also had a bottle of wine that I was tempted to send back when I taste-tested it. But I wasn't sure of etiquette. The wine wasn't lame, merely horrible.
The best part of the meal was the tiramisu. But I've made tiramisu that was equally flavorful using Cool Whip.
I eat out only on special occasions these days, so this was a real disappointment.