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Stoney Point--Underwhelmed

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Stoney Point--Underwhelmed

Slow Foodie | Jan 19, 2006 03:49 PM

We tried for the first time Stoney Point last week. I was expecting it to be sort of like Colombo's in Eagle Rock, which the kids love, sort of kitsch with modest aspirations. Instead we found a pricey kind of old school continental menu. We'd made no reservations and the place was quite crowded on a Friday night so we were seated in a plastic windowed patio area. Drafty and loud as all get out. My experience might have been entirely different if we'd been inside the actual restaurant which seemed pleasant enough. The kids liked the onion soup and the steak they shared. Husband had sand dabs--a rather dainty portion. He regretted not having a starter. I started with the salmon carpaccio, very generous portion but not the highest quality salmon by any stretch. My main was a ricotta cannelloni which was pleasant enough but on the boring side. I had tarte tartin for dessert--nice but it had been (!) microwaved. The kids had cheesecake which was pretty good. The kids and I had sodas, hub had a single glass of wine. Then came the sticker shock--we had three appetizers, three main courses, three desserts, one (modest) glass of wine and three sodas and the tab was almost $140.00. The service was amiable enough, but very unpolished. Our drinks weren't ever refilled and apparently the kitchen rushed through our mains because the busboy was really hovering to pick up the appetizer service. I won't say this is a lousy restaurant. It's nice enough but while the prices are that of a special occasion restaurant it's really no more than a nice neighborhood joint and we'll stick with Freres Taix or Colombo's when we want this sort of restaurant experience. For what we spent we could have almost eaten at Jar...

Stoney Point
1492 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, 91105 - (626) 449-9715

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