My wife and I had our first date at this location 40 years ago. It was a different building, a different menu and a better view (mature trees block much of the view). The positive is limited: It is a lovely location and it has a very good feel to it (good ambiance. They seem to be going for a French or Continental feel. If horrible service equates to Continental they they were successful. We arrived early and the restaurant was not busy when we arrived. The hostess was very pleasant and accommodating. It went downhill from there. With an empty restaurant I was not expecting to spent over two hours waiting for food. The scallops were excellent. The chicken was tough. The rest of the meal than came out in 20 minute increments was okay. I ordered a diet coke. My wife finally mentioned to the hostess (not the waiter) that I had ordered the drink. She had asked for lemon to go with her water... it never came. We started laughing about how slow the service was as the meal proceeded. The table occupancy during our two hours ranged from three to five tables (near the end).
Fortunately for us, we were able to reminisce and reminisce. We discussed every restaurant we had enjoyed in 40 years, we discussed the highlights of each of the 50 states we've visited. I'd hate to think of the experience with someone who didn't talk a lot. We were running short on topics by the end ourselves and we've been married 39 years.
At the beginning of the meal we discussed this as a special event restaurant especially as we had memories attached to the location, if not the restaurant itself. By the end, we realized that we would never return. The price of the meal was irrelevant to our dissatisfaction. It is, of course by design, a very expensive restaurant; but for the price I would have expected a better meal and most certainly more attentive service.