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Crabtree's Kittle House

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Crabtree's Kittle House

famdoc | Oct 8, 2007 09:52 PM

A search of the past year's post on the TriState board shows many favorable notes on the Kittle House. I've been going there about once a year for many years and want to comment on two things:
1--the physical condition of the Kittle House: it has deteriorated badly and needs some cosmetic surgery. As we sat in the main dining room for Sunday brunch, I noticed many sections of acoustic tiles looking sadly as if they could fall. Others were badly water stained. The paint on the walls was dull and faded. The carpet badly stained in many places.
2--the Sunday brunch. I'm afraid I subscribe to the Anthony Bourdain school of Sunday brunches: I try to avoid them like the plague. But, a family celebration brought me to the Kittle House for Sunday brunch and I am more firmly committed to my opposition to Sunday brunches than ever. Many seafood items lacked freshness and the clams were downright funky. Tasted one, found it foul.
Tasted another and the taste was unmistakable. Next morning, I knew I should have trusted my instincts. Little attention was paid by staff to the buffet tables during the two hours we were there.
If you go, stick to the omelets and pastas. Warm Valrhona chocolate pastry was not remotely warm.

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