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Spain - Cranston


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Spain - Cranston

Dave | Feb 18, 2002 11:19 AM

Had dinner there on Saturday night and was really disappointed, based on previous postings.

I had swordfish in a lemon butter that was probably fresh, but certainly tough. Saffron rice that was oily and boring vegetables. That was one of the specials. Companion had a veal scallopine dish which was layered over mashed potatoes and topped with cheese. Tough and just plain heavy.

Desserts were good, though. I had a lemon sorbet, very tangy. She had a poached pear.

Moreover, presentation was nada, except the pear. Food was just plated, ala your corner diner.

My sense was that it was "fine dining" for those who don't "fine dine." I didn't see any imagination or flair. And, frankly, at $42.00, with tip, but without wine or drinks, I think that, with a little hunting, one can do better.

Amazingly, there was a two hour wait when we left at 8:15.

Did I hit an offnight, am I just plain wrong, or is it overrated?


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