October 1, 2011 by Nina
We were in search of a new restaurant to try, and we thought that going to the Rondout in Kingston would be a good place to start. We decided to go here per Julian’s sister’s recommendation. Had it not been for that, I probably would have not even considered the place. I think of seafood restaurants as being places for people with no taste who want to dine fancily, and enjoy bland, boring food. Not that I myself don’t like seafood, I just feel that generally seafood restaurants are uninteresting. We shared the special Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Fritters as our appetizer, which we both thoroughly enjoyed. I must say that I have had better soup (at Cafe Tamayo, Love Bites, and Fez), but only because the soups there are outstanding. I had the Lobster Ravioli because it was homemade, and it was pretty good. It actually came with three scallops, which I was happy about. The service was atrocious. I can hardly think of a time when I’ve had worse. We had to ask to have our water refilled, he took forever to come over and ask how our food was (which is when we were planning on asking about the fries), and he was just generally unpleasant. Julian ordered “fries,” which turned out to be steak fries instead of frites, and when we asked the waiter if we could have the other, which we thought we ordered, he stopped to think about it for a moment. We felt he should have simply said yes. Also, when the frites finally came, they came without any sauce, so I asked him if there was something to dip them in and he said ketchup or mustard, so I chose ketchup. I think the chef could afford some creativity with his dipping sauces. With such high prices, I didn’t expect to be squirting ketchup out of a jar like I’m in a diner. The fries were really good, but not good enough that I would put up with the bad service to have them again.
Ship to Shore
15 W Strand St
Kingston, NY 12401
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, Kingston, NY | Tags: bad service,Expensive,fries,frites,italian food in the rondout,kingston,Lobster Ravioli,ny,Rondout,ship to shore | 1 Comment
August 31, 2011 by Nina
I thought this was the only restaurant in town, but not only is that not true, but the urbanspoon ratings for Evelyn’s are so low that I normally would not have even considered going here. This is a typical New England “crab-shack” with overpriced food, a beautiful view, bad service, and junk decor. I really don’t understand why people enjoy going to places that are expensive and eating out of plastic containers and Styrofoam cups. The Lobster Chowder was pretty good, but for almost $8 for a tiny cup’s worth, I felt ripped off. The lobster salad was much worse. Though I thought it was actually fresher lobster than in Stonnington, my mom disagreed. It cost an absurd amount for not more than a tail worth of lobster meat on iceberg lettuce. BUT, the location is fantastic. We had a beautiful view of the sun setting on the water.
Evelyn’s Nanaquaket Drive-In
2335 Main Rd
Tiverton, RI 02878
Category RI | Tags: a beautiful view,a tail worth of lobster meat on iceberg lettuce. B,and junk decor.,bad service,beautiful view of the sun setting on the water,fantastic location,Lobster Chowder,located on the water,typical New England "crab-shack" with overpriced food | 1 Comment
October 12, 2010 by Nina
My boyfriendand I went to Pizza and Pasta and I ordered the butternut squash lasagna ($16) and he ordered a pizza ($18). The pizza came out with one piece of basil and cheese very carelessly placed. Though it was good, it was not worth $18. My lasagna was completely cold. Also, the service was the absolute worst I’ve had. Clearly the management of this restaurant is very poor. I do not recommend it here, nor would I go again. There are far better places in New York.
But, Eataly is a pretty cool place to visit. It is like a fancy version of Fairways or Zabars. I had a sampling of the ricotta and spinach ravioli and it was delicious. They make their bread, pasta, and mozzarella on the premises (to be seen).
200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
Category Italian Cuisine/Pasta, NY, NYC, Pizza | Tags: bad service,butternut squash lasagna,eataly,how is eataly?,lasagna,new york,new york city,ny,nyc,pasta,pizza | 1 Comment