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Prohibition/Booze Emporium Review


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Prohibition/Booze Emporium Review

jgloverwork | | Sep 5, 2007 09:50 AM

Stopped into Prohibition/Booze Emporium last night for a quick dinner mostly as a result of all of the talk about the spot on this board.

The room is nicely put together with some cool touches (we loved the idea of the light-switches in the booths that were wired for service requests - like in planes - although we didn't need to use it as the service was very friendly and well-timed).

As for the food, it certainly wasn't horrible but we walked out questioning the term "GastroPub" they have been advertising. With the exception of oysters being on offer, the menu was pretty much straight-up Pub. I had the fish and chips, which was too heavily battered and salty for my personal taste, but otherwise standard and decently executed. My friend had the chicken "TV Dinner Special" which he liked less. It included a grilled chicken breast covered in an overly sweet BBQ sauce, a compartment of passable mashed potatoes and a compartment of very oily zucchini slices. He found the whole thing quite boring after a couple of bites.

The bill, with tax and tip, for the two entrees, one draught beer and an iced tea was $50.00.

We were expecting the menu to have more twists and interest. Our overall review was that based on the room and the service we would happily return for drinks, but the food was underwhelming.

Intrested to hear from others who have visited - did we just select the wrong items from the menu? Other options included a Kobe burger, mussels done two ways, wings, gourmet Mac & Cheese, smothered steak...