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Desmond's: Service was disappointing

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Desmond's: Service was disappointing

steffunny | Jan 30, 2012 05:56 AM

Menu

1st: Pork Belly & Butternut Squash Soup
The pork belly was good. The apple salad that accompanied it was refreshing and it fit very well together. Other reviewers complained about the salt level, but my husband and I liked it. The Butternut Squash soup was flavorful and silky, we enjoyed it.

Main:
Husband had Fish and Chips with mushy peas. We enjoyed it. The fish was fresh and the portion was large. The mushy peas were great. This is British food all the way. If you don't like it, then i wouldn't choose this restaurant. We knew what to expect going in because we have spent time in london, and enjoy British cuisine.
I selected the duck shepherds pie. The dish was tasty, but did lack some of the flavors and textures i was looking for. Honestly I couldn't tell that the meat inside was duck. It could have been beef because the duck flavor was not distinct. This dissapointed me. Also, no side dish with it such as a small green vegetable which would have been nice. I just stole bites of Mushy peas from the hubby!

Dessert:
We shared sticky toffee pudding which left much to be desired. It was not heat properly and we waited on it FOREVER!

The food was good, not good enough to justify the prices.

The service was the worst we experienced during our entire stay in NYC. We waited 10 minutes before we were acknowledged by our server. It seemed that there were not enough staff on hand to adequately serve the dining room size. Very dissapointed here. I could go into much greater detail, but let's just say it was very poor.

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