December 12, 2011 by Nina
It’s hard for me to enjoy a place like Savonna’s when I much prefer a restaurant that has homemade food that is much cheaper, like Mint, which is right next door. The pasta lunch special includes heaping portions of traditional foods like bolognese and lasagna, which some people just love. Dinners are expensive, but lunch is reasonable (still, around the same price of dinner at Mint). I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli and my mom had the Savonna Salad. I liked the salad (it had pears, strawberries, and chicken in it) and the ravioli was very good (it came with walnuts and warm cheese), but was literally swimming in butter. I’ve also had the Fig and Ricotta Pizza, which is definitely the best thing on the menu. Overall, the food is good, but not outstanding and there are definitely better places to eat in the Rondout, but it’s a nice place to go for a meal with the family.
Kingston, NY 12401
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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