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egee | Apr 19, 2006 11:04 AM

4 wonderful days of food--and art.

What has happened to Geronimo's service????We haven't been for a few years and while the food was wonderful and delicious as it was in the past, the service was horrible. Our starter arrived while we were still deciding on the wine. We sent it back and it reappeared later (same food) as the waiter was just presenting our wine. It was delicious, but not very hot anymore. Very annoying. A major gripe. The food service continued in the same vein all evening. Also, we had asked for a quiet table out of the flow and were advised we'd be given a quiet table by the fireplace. We were seated there, but there was a table of 5 next to us with so little room between one chair and our table that we were bumped all evening and one of the 5 had to keep getting out of his chair for the waiters to serve and clear. Crazy at this level of restaurant?? Things were so bad that we cancelled our reservation for a 2nd night of dining there. One visit to Geronimo has never been enough for us in the past. This time, one was too many. Our hotel concierge said that whenever they have a complaint about Geronimo, it's about the service. Are others hearing the same?

The Shed was great as usual. Wonderful carne adovado, tacos, enchiladas. The Coyote Cafe's Rooftop Cantina was fun as usual. The day was sunny and warm, the queso fundido rich and the tacos al pastor yummy. Santacafe was great for lunch. Senor Lucky is a wonderful addition--terrific taco wontons and ribs. The Inn of the Anasazi snagged the Old House chef and while not great, it was very good. The short rib appetizer needed trimming and the duck confit was a little dry, but we could see the potential. Service was a little off here too (what is it about the wait staff not communicating with the kitchen--appetizer before wine here too--and only, once again, because we were consulting with the waiter who was doing runs to the sommelier).

So, all in all, some very good food.

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