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Tasteology in Rochester, NY--Disappointed

Special_K | Apr 29, 2008 07:08 PM

After all the buildup about Tasteology--low cal! fresh ingredients! clever preparations! green wines!--I was pretty psyched to check it out tonight. Sadly, it was incredibly disappointing. I ordered the special lamb shank, which not only held up the rest of the meal (it took nearly an hour for an 8-person table to get fed in a nearly empty restaurant) but came out the texture and taste of a winter hat. The waiter apologized, said the overdoneness was in response to a customer's complaint that an earlier iteration had been underdone, and offered to replace it. He did, with a fatty but delicious 12-oz. ribeye steak. Unfortunately, the bill charged me for the lamb, anyway (which was priced at $27, double the most expensive menu item). Although this was reduced to $12 (classy!) when I mentioned it, there's a point where, rather than fix mistakes, I'd rather that a restaurant just stop making them.

The other folks at my table reported their meals were good, but not great. Flatbreads were more appealing (and crisper) on paper than life, and a "very spicy" lobster ravioli was "meh."

We won't go back.

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