Restaurants & Bars 6

Dianne's On Devine in Cola, South Carolina

seymourglass | Feb 25, 200809:48 PM

I have seen some comments on this place, but I have to repeat how angry I am that this resto is constantly included in some of Columbia's top eateries. Once again I was taken there to eat due to my job (pharm rep) and every time I am told to report there, I cringe. The food is bland and often poorly executed. The ambience is very "grandmotherly" in the main dining room, which is constantly subjected to blue smoke from filthy old men in the bar. The conversation these vulgar gentlemen are having is often audible from any dining spot in the restaurant. Tonight, when I left my table to use the restroom, I actually saw the chef on the line smoking a cigarette and inspecting food on trays to leave the kitchen. Ewwwww.
Tonight's mistake: crab-stuffed filet. These thick filets are too thick to cook to a consistent temp all the way through. No prob, I like raw meat. Seriously. But to stuff it with crab in the center and expect it to retain some temp? WHAAAAT? Didn't happen. My client's food (fish filet... halibut?) was still cold in the middle. I suspect that's because it is frozen and pre-packaged, but I can't attest to that. All I really know is that the entire experience was disgusting.
Please, those of you in the medical industry: stop choosing this resto to have companies take you to. There are far more deserving restaurants in the capital city from which to choose. Sure, it may have been great in 1991, but times have changed. Let's move on.

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