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Slanted Door/Home

Me | Oct 6, 200302:41 PM

Went to Slanted Door on Sat night after the picnic. Disappointing. We arrived early in hopes of securing a table before our scheduled time. We thought we might also enjoy a drink at the bar. I have to say the location isn't that great. There's nothing else around except touristy stuff and the restaurant is designed for the enjoyment of much older diners than us (fortysomething and up). The hostess Amy was very nice and even brought us a complimentary appetizer when we'd been there over an hour. We were eventually seated at the diagonal banquette in the middle of the room. We waited over 20 minutes for our drinks (a mojito and a glass of wine). The party of 6 seated next to us (after us) received there drinks (cosmos, wine, mojitos) in half the time. In fact, they got better and faster service all night, as did all the larger parties around us. Our food was good, but not at the level I was expecting for a restaurant of it's supposed calibar. The scallops were perfectly cooked but not transcendent. The filet was good, but not great. The soup was nice. The wine the waiter recommended was ordinary. The mojito was a little soda-heavy. Not the droids we were looking for. We were charged $2 for rice we didn't even want.

We went to Home for brunch. Again good but not excellent food, but for $11.95 that's ok. We really went for the "make your own" bloody mary bar, which is a good deal. It's only $3 a drink. They give you a glass of ice with vodka (cheapish stuff) already inside. You take that and then go to the mixing station with bloody mary mix, horseradish, sauces, toppers and garnishes. It's kind of fun, though i wish it wasn't a pre-made mix--takes away a little of the fun. For $11.95 you get a choice of tea or coffee, a couple different breads with soft butter and jam and a main course. We had chicken hash and eggs benedict. The english muffin in the benedict was a little dry, but the ham and egg were good. Both dishes came with potatoes. Nice mixed crowd. Cute restaurant. Very friendly service.

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