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Locke Ober - Never Again


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Locke Ober - Never Again

carfoodie | Dec 22, 2007 06:55 PM

Just got back from my first and last trip to Locke Ober.

So you're going to restaurant that has a dress code (...well a minimal one anyway) and you are greeted by hostesses that don't even meet their own dress code. The two hostesses were not even fit to be greeting at TGI McFunsters let alone a "high end" place. I was not even sure that they were out of high school. Major let down 3 feet in the door.

Nice building... If you get to sit in the main dining room. We sat in the upstairs overflow room next to the kitchen, and that is all I could hear.

Service: Awful. Had to wait for menus and had to request the wine list. Three times they tried to bring us food for adjoining tables. We ordered oysters to start and I ordered a salad. They brought them both at the same time. The oysters were however the best part of meal.

Dinner: Meh. Nothing special but OK. I did however ask if the Schnitzel came with any sides and I was told that it did not, so I ordered potatoes. It showed up with buttered noodles, who wants two starches? Again, the server did not even know the menu.

Wine list while expensive seemed OK.

Dessert: Sloppy. Uninspired. I had a custard that was more like pudding. Don't EVER order coffee there. Weak. It was the kind of coffee that you would get at a bad wedding reception. Beyond bad.

Overall the entire experience was not worth the $200 that we paid.

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