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Nehalem River Inn-Beautiful/Ugly

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Nehalem River Inn-Beautiful/Ugly

Leonardo | Jul 1, 2005 01:56 AM

Dinner was artfully prepared, fresh, tasty, and the service was gracious, informed, & friendly (with the exception of below).

We had the fish (escalor or something like that) topped with lime & ginger, served with cippolinna onion tart & some yummy fava beans. Dessert was a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. We sat on the patio enjoying the peace of the country. All masterfully prepared, delish.

Had it ended there, we would have been thrilled to have made this our first of many experiences there. But it was not to be. When I paid the bill, I was informed that they no longer honored the Entertainment Coupon, even though the previous owner had agreed to it. I couldn't believe it. I explained to the owner that when you buy a biz, you take on all assets & liablilities; you can't pick what is convenient. Entertainment & the previous owner had a contract with its members to provide an offer. A new owner can't just waltz in and unilaterally kill a contract. What if I had a $100 credit slip at their place? Would that die too?

I hope they are happy being so cheap & petty. To me it's not the money but the principle of it. And she had the nerve to say that out of good will they are offering to all cardholders $10 off. Had they had the taste & class to state up front on the menu they are no longer honoring Entertainment coupons, it wouldn't bother me so much. I guess I feel kinda ambushed after the fact.

Entertainment entices me to try out restaurants I might not otherwise take a chance on, not to mention ordering many extras I might not normally have. They blew an opp to make a loyal customer. I'll never return no matter how great the food.

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