TLDR: There are few times I feel the need to gag at the dinner table, but being served half-eaten baked potato toppings did me in. Oh, and the hair in the previously served cheese soufflé was also reflux inducing.
Our family of 8 went to the restaurant at the Red Apple Inn on Saturday night. We arrived with no expectations. Upon seating, our waitress asked if we were members. We are not and told her so. She said this meant we could not have anything to drink besides the previously poured iced waters. We thought she was joking. She wasn't. Red flag, right?
The entire dinner we were left scratching our heads esp considering the random raw veggies and balls of butter. However, these naïve attempts to be "fancy" were easily overlooked. As stated, we weren't expecting much.
But never in my entire life have I been given previously served toppings or items taken directly from other tables to be re-served. I ordered a baked potato with my salmon. Others at my table also ordered baked potatoes. When they received it they were also given a plate with multiple plastic cups full of toppings used to "load" their potato. I wasn't given one of these plates, so politely asked if I could also have one. Not only were we charged $2 per plate of toppings (do you eat a baked potato with literally nothing on it?), but when she brought my plate...the items were clearly USED. I'm not kidding. The butter cup was emptied and the sour cream cup featured steak knife marks and was empty except for the residual sour cream clinging to the cup's edge. Clearly, these came from someone else's table and they did not resemble what the others at my table received.
The pork chops were overcooked except for the centers and parts near the bone, which were visibly still raw. Regardless, all nearly inedible.
Only some of those at our table were offered salads, yet we saw another large group all be offered and served side salads.
We then saw another table being offered a cheese soufflé with their bread service. We were curious and surprised to find this item was free of charge, so naturally we requested one. My stomach churned as I watched the cheese soufflé previously given to the table to our right be taken and placed on our table. Same spoon and all. There was also an unidentifiable hair in the soufflé.
If this experience had been cheap, I could laugh this off, but the only laughing we have done is in utter bewilderment. Our bill was nearly $300, and tip was automatically included.
In conclusion, I personally suggest you go somewhere else where the price more closely matches the service and food you're paying for.
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