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Very BAD dinner at Town (long)


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Very BAD dinner at Town (long)

alex70 | Jan 22, 2007 11:14 PM

So due to scheduling problems my friends and I ate at Town rather than going to The Harrison. While I was waiting for my friends I got a dirty martini at the bar which cost $17! That should have been my first clue that my night was going to stink. The decor at Town is very pretentious and very dated looking. This would have been acceptable if the food had been good, but it was tasteless. A very snooty french guy explained the menu to us and wasn't very helpful when it came to recommendations. The atmosphere was unrelaxed and uptight. To start with I got grilled Foie gras which was just terrible. I've had this dish at other restaurants and it was delicious, but this was a grilled gelatinous mess. Then I had the Dover sole which I thought would be delicious. It was overly salted while simultaneously tasteless. Also the fish seemed a bit dense rather than light and buttery. For dessert we got beignets that were filled with chocolate. This too was really sub par. So many restaurants do such great desserts that this just didn't measure up. They were ok, but by no means great. I also found it disturbing that during our dinner no one came over to us to see if we needed anything or if we were enjoying our meal. For the prices at Town both food and service should be much better.

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