<<Much better idea to go down the street to the River Tavern, whose food actually makes sense and tastes coherent.>>
I don't know about that. I agree with you on the food we had at River Tavern (burger, chicken sandwich and a fresh-squeezed cocktail). It was excellent at a recent lunch. But the service we had from the minute we entered the restaurant was BEYOND SUB-PAR.
It makes more sense to me that people in a service business actually offer service (a la promptness, timing, "How's everything here?" or "Can I get you anything else?" or "Thank you" when the bill is paid)...NONE OF WHICH we experienced at River Tavern. Brasserie Pip and duGlace are not far from RT, but SO FAR ABOVE in terms of service (not to mention stellar food)...we won't bother to set foot in River Tavern ever again.
46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442