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Avoid Landis-Store Hotel near Allentown


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Avoid Landis-Store Hotel near Allentown

Steve | May 1, 2001 06:29 PM

We found a wondserful restaurant in Macungie called Savory Grille. It was superb. But for our Saturday night meal up near Allentown/Kutztown we went to the Landis-Store Hotel which was written up in Gourmet as great fancy cooking. Wow! what a disappointment. I posted a report on another board and I'll excerpt it here. As I say in my post, I emailed the owner a lengthy report , which took time to compose, but never received a reply. SHOULD I hear from them, I wiull certainly post an update here.

Here are the highlights (or I should say the low lights):
>We arrived at this plain looking restaurant and were seated promptly. We received daily menus and I was shocked to see that nearly everything was "short order". Except for the Rack Of Lamb - not creative - were Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Steak with mushrooms, Filet Mignon and Broiled Salmon or Broiled Scallops. The only vegetarian item on menu was crossed off (and it was only 7pm!). Prices were $20.00 to $27.00 - quite steep. And you had choice of two "sides". Salad was considered a "side". We ordered the Rack of Lamb and the Sirloin. Both with baked potato and string beans. We requested an small salad for $225 extra. The rack of lamb was okay but not creative. The Sirloin was less than an inch thick. The baked potatoes came wrapped in foil! (tacky!). And you got maybe 4 string beans in a small dish. The waitress was friendly but not professional. I wasn't finished eating my potato when she cleared my dining partner's plate and asked if she wanted dessert! We passed on beverages and dessert (all of which were $7.00 for ice cream or pies). So just two entrees and side salad (lettuce and tomato) were over $65.00 for two! I had asked for the owner at the beginning of our meal but he never arrived. Returning home I checked their web site and there was a menu there. It included Venison and other fancier dishes. I used the link to email the owner. After three days, I've received no reply or explanation as to the difference. So for now, I can only recommend you avoid this restaurant.

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