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Re: “McGillicuddy's on the Green

If you feel like wasting time and money, I would highly recommend going to this poor excuse of a restaurant. If I could give this restaurant negative stars, I would.

We have been to the McGillicuddy's On The Green a few times since we live in the complex the restaurant is located in. The first time we went in, we left and said that we would never go back. We both ordered burgers, they took an extremely long time and were disgustingly overcooked. Service wasn’t that great either.

We went back a second time, as we had heard that the food and service were a lot better from a co-worker. Well, it was a little better. We ordered burgers again, and they came out cooked much better. The service was a little better also.

Our last and final time chance for McGillicuddy's On The Green was just a disaster. We went in and were seated. Our server appeared approximately 10 minutes later, took our drink orders, brought our drinks over and walked away. We closed our menus hoping that he would take a hint and come take our food orders. No such luck. 30 minutes later we decided that it was time to leave. It was very nice of a few of the employees to thank us on our way out, although I’m not sure what exactly we were being thanked for.

I hope that our server had fun talking to all of his friends on his phone and I also hope that his team won their game, since the tv was more entertaining then serving his customers. Thanks for walking by us a couple times to play on the computer too.

If you’re looking for somewhere better to eat and drink, try the Bowling Alley in Colchester. It has the same frozen food that you’ll find at McGillicuddy's, but the service and atmosphere is a lot better.

Posted by Amy95 on 07/18/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Blue Collar Bistro

Could not agree more with the article. I've been several times and never disappointed. My first visit was for coffee and dessert on a Friday afternoon. I brought two friends back after work that evening; The non-existent beer license I was told about at 3 had appeared at 4 and voila - dinner with Magic Hat! A second visit proved disappointing because there was NO seating and a wait but I did not let that deter me - brought out of town guests the next time - and they loved it! Who knew downtown Platttsburgh on a Friday night could have a hint of urban ambiance!

Posted by Leslie J. Scholtz on 07/16/2014 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar

I will start by saying that I had read many negative reviews of this restaurant particularly about the poor service and poor quality of food. Therefore, I went into the experience quite skeptical. However, I came away having had one of the best meals in recent memory and being 100% impressed by the service especially and also the food. All of the tables were filled on a Saturday night but our server was perfectly timed and attentive throughout the evening. The tables are placed close together but it didn't bother me; the dining room was quiet and I had plenty of space. Our server helped us choose a bottle of red wine and I was very happy with our choice. I ordered the steak foie gras and it was amazing. The foie gras was buttery, light and flavorful and the 6 oz steak was the perfect size, cut and cooked as I had asked. Dinner was really nice from beginning to end and I will recommend this restaurant going forward.

Posted by VivaVermont on 07/07/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “North Hero House Inn & Restaurant

Wonderful find. Took our Goldwing for a drive and found this place. We stayed at the Inn, relaxed across the street in the lounge chairs on the grassy pier over the lake. Made reservations for 7:30 (recommended). We started with a nice red wine, warm rolls and a great menu. I had the best scallops I have ever had (and I have had a lot). My husband had the lamp chops, cooked just right. The side dishes were excellent, lots of flavors, just the right amount. We shared a chocolate coconut cake with a rich cup of coffee. Looking right now to make more reservations.

Posted by Goldwing Girl on 07/06/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House

I left happy, but there was much to be desired.

The good: The grub and the concept! I really enjoyed being able to stroll up to a pinball game while I was waiting for my food, and after we were done eating and had a few drinks, it was even better. I really really liked my Tilt burger. It was tasty and well-cooked. The beer selection is good, and my cocktail was a treat!

The bad: Service/setup. They need to figure out how to manage the service...I couldn't tell if we were to find our own table or wait to be seated, and we were afraid at times to go play games for fear of others taking our table. We also were unsure when to pay our check...before we went out on the floor to play games and possibly drink more, or after? It also sounds like the wait staff (while super nice!) haven't figured that out, yet, either. My co-diners thought the place needed to figure out what it wanted to be, as it claims pub fare but has some ritzy sounding (and somewhat pricey) dishes. Some of my co-diners were also disappointed with the game selection and the noise, although that didn't bother me.

Overall, I had a really fun time and enjoyed the food, so I'll be back!

Posted by Krixee on 07/05/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Juniper

Beautiful Space! Nice vibe, great atmosphere.

Unfortunately, it seems that no one in the kitchen has any idea what "food" is supposed to taste like.

Bland would have been an improvement.

In all honesty, everything could have been sent back to the kitchen, but instead we just won't be back.

I am intrigued by the asado night idea, but have no anticipation that it will be done acceptably...

I hope somebody new takes this over.

Posted by debunker on 06/26/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Tulsi Tea Room

This is a great little cafe. HUGE variety of teas and the staff are quite expert on the different brewing methods. Wide range of delicious treats as well. We recently hired them to cater our wedding and the gluten free cupcakes were a massive hit. Definitely worth a visit if your in the montpelier area.

Not sure if Emtheory understood the rating system, as their stars don't match their review but i could be wrong. Either way, all around thumbs up on this place.

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Posted by Johnfontain on 06/22/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

Finally had the opportunity to check out the Burlington location for a special dinner out. We were seated at a two top very close to the kitchen. It was quite loud and we could hear the conversations on either side of us. Our server was obviously well trained and knowledgeable. His wine recommendation was perfect!! We each ordered an appetizer, an entree, one dessert, and a bottle of wine. I realize the food is local, organic, and exquisitely prepared, but one tentacle of calamari does not a $12 appetizer make. After dropping $200 plus tip, we had to get a pizza since we were still famished. I would definitely go back to have a drink at the bar and dessert (dessert was the best part of the meal!!). However, I'll likely go to Trattoria Delia or L'Amante for my next fancy dinner. Ambiance: 4, Food flavor and presentation: 5, food portion for the price: 2-3. Service: 5+

Posted by vincentm on 06/22/2014 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Pascolo Ristorante

I had heard Pascolo described as a family style restaurant but found it does not fit that description. "Family style" to me means ample portions and a relatively affordable price, so I took my father to dinner a few weeks after Pascolo opened. He ordered the cheapest dinner he could which was a plate of house made spaghetti with marinara and basil for $12. I had the eggplant parmesan on a bed of the same spaghetti for a higher price. While the eggplant dinner was certainly not ample, it was delicious and allowed me to have enough room for dessert (a $9 sundae that was also very small). My father's plate of spaghetti was pathetically meager....he's a small man and he could have eaten twice the amount plated. The sauce was also scant. I'm willing to give Pascolo a second chance, but based on this experience it won't be anytime soon. I love the Farmhouse and I appreciate restaurants sourcing local food, but I don't understand the scant portions. At least when it was Three Tomatoes I knew a $15 dinner was likely to yield leftovers.

Posted by QueenFiat on 06/17/2014 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Charlie O's

Great live music venue. Great bartenders. We've always had a good time at Charlie Os
Best bar in town.
They don't serve food here.

Posted by Spit Jack on 06/17/2014 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Pingala Café & Eatery

Burlingtonians, rejoice! Whether you're a vegan yourself or like to have dairy/meats off of your plate once in a while, this is the place to go - Pingala has a great location and cozy atmosphere along the Winooski river, and to boot the food is super delicious. I'm not a vegan myself and I find myself craving their tempeh tacos and sweet potato quesadillas on a regular basis... So good! Definitely a place to stop if you want a quick, healthy, TASTY, bite to eat!

Posted by Kate Dearth on 06/13/2014 at 6:15 PM

Re: “The Guilty Plate Diner

The owners of the Guilty Plate Diner in Colchester should feel guilty over the extremely poor breakfast service that was provided by their staff on the morning of June 13th.
After reading several reviews of this dinner from Seven Days, social media and online restaurant review sites the decision was made to invest in the time and gas to drive out to the Bay to try this place out.
Upon entering the dinner the first thing noticed was how disturbingly loud this establishment is. The interior has high ceilings, stand alone booths and industrial walls. The dining room is effectively an echo chamber. There is nothing to absorb the sound. A semi full dining room served up an overwhelming loud clatter from the reverberation of unimpeded noise bouncing around.
As this was a solo meal I opted for a seat at the counter, just to the left of the open kitchen window. It is always a plus to be able to see how the line staff operates. What wasn’t a plus were the several waitresses who were hanging by the window and counter area catching up on their texting and cell phone obligations.
It was a cool, damp morning. Steak and eggs were the order of the day. The stout, young waitress took my order. Steak medium, eggs over medium, white toast with double extra butter and on a special request I asked for grilled onions on my home fries. Not an unusual request by most standards.
After getting through the Burlington Free Press my server presented my order. On a large platter were my steak, eggs, toast and a small plastic cup with extra butter. On a separate plate were the home fries. But they were naked home fries. There were no grilled onions.
I pointedly asked my server, “Didn’t I order grilled onions on my home fries?” She looked at her ticket and replied yes. She then took the plated home fries back to the kitchen window and, presumably, asked for the grilled onions.
The expectation was that the home fries would be back shortly but that wasn’t to be the case. After ten minutes the home fries had not arrived. The balance of the uneaten breakfast was now cold and unappetizing.
After catching the server’s attention she came over. Telling her it was a mistake to come in this morning I pointed out the lack of the breakfast potatoes being served at all and the now cold platter of eggs, toast and steak. She seemed shocked, shocked I tell you, especially when I walked on this dismal service.
Chef Ramsey, from Hell’s Kitchen, could certainly have a field day correcting this operation. This diner is loud in an unappealing way, waitresses should find a better place to do their texting than at the front counter and the servers need to do their job correctly.
There are better places trying harder that deliver a quality dining experience than this place. You should seek out those other establishments.

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Posted by Gerryyy on 06/13/2014 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Dharshan Namaste Asian Deli

Just tried this place for the first time. We had the pho, dumplings, and lo mein. Very good food and very affordable. Looking forward to trying the Bahn Mi next!

Posted by Maureen on 06/12/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Honey Thai Restaurant

Terrible food will not go there again. Recently gave Honey Thia another shot after having several mediocre eat-in dinning experiences. Ordered 2 meals online for takeout, one with chicken and one with tofu. Both were made with chicken. Rather than go pickup a correct order I asked for a refund since the food was so poorly prepared and flavor terrible. The refund was made after they checked the order I placed online.

Posted by 802foodie on 06/12/2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Pho Hong

With other Vietnamese options in the area, I hadn't been here for a while. I stopped in the other night, had to wait 30 minutes for a table, but now remember why. It was fantastic! Flavorful and Fresh!

Posted by deb_a_deb on 06/12/2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Pulcinella's

Last week we enjoyed a great evening at Pulcinella's. We started with a truly incredible Frito Misto that featured perfectly fried Whole Belly Clams, Shrimp, Scallops, Asparagus, and Zucchini served with both marinara and a garlic aioli. The portion was HUGE and would have made for quite a meal by itself. Undaunted, we selected three pasta entrees, all of which were excellent and more than ample in portion size. Service was friendly, efficient, and professional as always making for a Five Star evening!

Posted by TonyO on 06/11/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Hilltop Restaurant

Same Old Story:
Once again we tried the Hilltop, hadnt been in a couple years. The prices have risen but the waitress's attention has not. We had to ask another waitress for butter for the table because ours was too busy on her iphone. The salad bar is always the saving grace of this place but still no sneeze guard. Will probably be another couple of years before we go again, just wish this area had more options.

Posted by kat2009 on 06/11/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Pauline's Café

I made myself order something besides my usual, the crab cakes. Bombay Chicken Salad featured pieces of chicken in a light curry cause, accented with orange and apple slices, plump cranberries and cashews, all on greens. Nice!

Posted by Anonymous69 on 06/11/2014 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Pauline's Café

I made myself order something besides those wonderful crab cakes for my lunch. The Bombay Chicken Salad had a lovely presentation and a mild curry taste, accented by the accompanying orange slices, plump cranberries and cashews, all on greens. Nice!

Posted by Anonymous69 on 06/11/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Mule Bar

A group of six of us were at Mule Bar last evening for "Taco Tuesday". We enjoyed a Poutine , tacos and beers. A few of our group wanted Margaritas, which they normally don't do, however server and the bartender made it happen! THANK YOU!! The beer list is good, the food was really good, the outdoor atmosphere was great, our server was the best! Mule Bar, we will be back !!

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Posted by a little cheese, a little wine, all is fine on 06/11/2014 at 1:50 PM

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