The Pantry Restaurant -The Verve-Crowne Plaza
Good food, okay service.Great food, although the portions are a bit on the small side, would probably be better with an appetizer beforehand. Good beer and wine selection. Servers were friendly, but lacked attentiveness and were not familiar with standard American social cues. For instance, after we were seated we needed to ask our server for drink and food menus, we also had some trouble ordering a meal for someone who was running late and he made us feel quite awkward as he stood at the table after he presented the check and stayed while we figured out who owed what. Hopefully it was just an off night.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time, NOT last time!Who thinks about going to a hotel restaurant? Reviews were good, so we tried it...not disappointed. The decor is very unique, the menu is very different (never even heard of a scallop burger which was delicious by the way), it was easy to get a reservation and not crowded when we got there. The hot dog trio app is so cute! The fries come with a delicious aoli to dip in. The tuna was seared perfectly. The sausage pepper flatbread was yum and quite a big portion. The butternut squash salad was amazing. I know it sounds like I ate a lot, and yes, I did, but I was not alone.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Pantry Not FullGreat atmosphere and lovely decor but too bad there weren't many customers. Wasn't able to get a feel of how well attended the restaurant was. There was a total of 4 tables occupied while we were there and was told the restaurant had been open a year.
Menu selection was quite limited so not overwhelming for choices. Chose the fried calamari for appetizer; a little over fried and why don't restaurants serve the tentacles???? Had steak frittes for entree and found it very tasty but first bite, I would have sent it back because it was tough to chew until I had another piece -- very nicely cooked for medium rare and delicious.
Lauren our server was quite pleasant and very knowledgable. Would return for luncheon menu at some point.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend & I recentlyMy boyfriend & I recently dined in your restaurant after discovering it on the Phantom Gourmet website. Looking for someplace new & fun we decided to give Pantry a try. We were greeted by the host at the door with a big smile and the option to pick any table we wished. We were the only diners for most of our meal but enjoyed ourselves very much! We had the shrimp cocktail to start & it was absolutely delicious! The bloody mary cocktail sauce was a nice twist & very good. We both had burgers for dinner - were they awesome!! Deliciously toasted buns unlike any i'd had before, perfectly crisp bacon & a generous basket of hot fries. Our server was very nice & attentive and we enjoyed ourselves very much! Thank you again, we will be back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at the Pantry isThe food at the Pantry is fantastic. My husband and I and two teenagers went to the Pantry and the menu appealed to everyone--I got a salad the roasted chicken, my husband got salmon and the kids each got sandwiches and fries. Everyone loved their meal. The decor is really cleaver--it is a "cooking" theme, and if you are lucky you will get to see an old Julia Child cooking show on one of the TVs in the place. The only criticism I have i that they need to turn the lights down a bit as it has a sort of breakfast restaurant feel even at night. This place is a hidden GEM!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely give this place a tryA great interior- I've never really been in a restaurant like it. The chandeliers are made of untensils, there are walls decorated with muffin tins It is all very interesting and very cool
This is NOT a typical hotel restaurant.
The menu is terrific with many updated versions of American classics. We enjoyed the experience very much. Sadly, it was almost empty. There were very few people there. We need to get the word out about this place.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Will go back for sure.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM