8340 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale, AZ | Directions 8525033.524471 -111.901147
Mon. - Sat. 5:30am - 9pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: South Scottsdale
Horrendous Unfriendly Service – upon arrival to our 6 PM reservation we were greeted by the Matre D who informed us that we needed to evacuate our table by 8PM. The restaraunt was not even 50% full when we left close to 8PM. Although we enjoyed our dishes we were never attended to at our table for basic necessities...ie.. water, bread butter and just basic "how are things going". The Matre D was not customer service savve nor was our waitress. Our party of 4 dined out for a special occasion and the service made this special occasion very much a disappointment. Although, the dishes were overpriced the food was good. I would not recommend this restaraunt to anyone due to poor / unfriendly service.
Overpriced, mediocre food, stingy portions, outdated ambienc – I just my first opportunity to have dinner there with another guest. When first walking into the main dining room, you immediately see an outdated, windowless, low-ceiling environment that appeared and felt very stuffy. I had a 6:30 reservation but showed up about 15 minutes early. The maitre'd sat us in a table right next to the entrance of the dining room. I asked if we could have a table away from the entrance since the room was not even 50% full. He amazingly said that all the tables were not available. The dining room never filled up for the 60 minutes that we were seated. Strike one. We perused the menu and saw that there were only 2 fish entrees and no vegetarian entrees. Strike two. My guest ordered the filet mignon, medium rare, and I ordered the sandab entree. We also ordered the shrimp cocktail appetizer. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was priced at $12.50 and we received 4 small/medium shrimp. Strike three.
Before the main dishes came, we were offered bread for our table. 1 piece each! We weren't even offered the bread basket. And the rolls tasted like they came from Safeway. My guest's filet mignon entreee was very small in size and not cooked to order. The side dishes that came with the entree had too much garlic and oil. My entree was sadly much worse. The fish portions, 4 small and thin fried pieces, were not only small but tasted as if they fried the portions from the frozen food section. 6 green grapes garnished the top of the fish. At $25 for this entree, this entree made my top 5 overpriced entrees of all time. I've had better fish meals at Long John Silver's. We decided to skip the dessert after our main food experience.
If you are looking for an overpriced restaurant with mediocre food quality and portions and an ambience that could be mistaken for a 1950s rest home, you have come to the right place. Otherwise, you are much better off at newer restaurants in Scottsdale/Phoenix that offer a more vibrant atmosphere, higher quality food and generous portions, and friendly environment.
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