Last night we went out to Rods. Had been wanting to go there for some time as fellow hounds stated that it was a nice place and had great bergers. Well-- from the time we sat down it was all downhill. The waitress was not in the least friendly. Actually, she acted as if we were bothering her by sitting in one of her booths. I had an order of oysters. Two of them were smelly. I had to ask for two to replace the rotten ones. I ordered a rare cheeseberger. It did come out as ordered, but basically had no taste. My grandson had flounder francaise, again with not much flavor. Grand daughter's pasta off the kids menu had promise. My DH ordered blackened grouper (not on the menu but grouper was a special). That was probably the best of what was ordered. The place is basically not friendly, the staff cold, rushed us to order, and the food just so so. No warm and fuzzy at this resto!!. I do not remember this resto being like that many years ago when I was last there. The good thing as someone on the board previously stated, we were there in winter and did not see any dead flies on the window sills!!!.
Should have stuck with my usual choice "Fratello's Resto " right around the corner. A gal that works there on Tuesday and Thursday nights named Michelle is really super. She actually asks " how" you would like to be served, "do you want to linger over a drink and I will be back a little later, or do want to order in a few , or ready now? No pressure and no waitress constantly coming to the table when you are still pondering over the "open" menu. This Italian resto is really good and staff are top notch.