Yesterday we ventured over to the Liberty Hotel...the old Suffolk County Jail...to see how things were shaking out. They have only been opened for a week. Well, we sat at the bar and ordered a bottle of Joseph Phelps, Mistral, Cab. First wine on their list. They didn't have it. Next bottle we ordered they didn't have. Third...not a charm! Anyway, finally ventured to the reserve list and ordered a Chateauneuf du Pape, Vieux Telegraph. Spent a small fortune...we then ordered our food to go along with this lovely wine. The wine is opened. We are enjoying the wine and the waiter comes over and declares the kitchen is closed. Our order cannot be fulfilled. We placed our order at 2:50 p.m. Kitchen closes at 3. If we had known the order would be rejected, we would not have ordered the wine. Anyway, after speaking with three different managers and wasting an hour on the problem, they decide to take care of the situation. What ever happened to the "customer is always right?" The wait was not worth it. The food was not very good. We went with the tapas menu. The truffle carmelized popcorn tasted like soggy, warm Cracker Jack. The macaroni and cheese was ok. The tomatoe salsa saved it. The flat bread with duck confit came out cold. The flat bread was a syrian pocket that they put grill stripes on. The cheese course we ordered could not come through the regular kitchen route as they closed the kitchen so they made us order it off the room service list. The cheese was awful and they served it with too little bread and Welch's grape jelly (wierd). Needless to say, this foodie will not be going back to jail for awhile.
Anyone else experience the prison food and attitude?