Eighty Eight @ The Elms
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Join us for our annual Easter Brunch Buffet! The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and all kids up to 10 years of age can take part in our Easter Egg Hunts at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Enjoy great fun and delicious food for the entire family. Space is limited so reserve your table today!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Again disappointed that menu changed since I viewed it online last week. Manager?? was snippy when I asked about being checked in get open table points. She directed me to hotel front desk-as if they have anything to do with it.
A little pricey for portion and very limited menu which apparently changed since I viewed it online last week :(
Food was cold. Chicken Marsala was absolutely disgusting. The entire meal tasted like the oil it was cooked in. Super slow service. Save your money and go elsewhere.
My wife and I dined at this restaurant and the food and service were excellent. The only suggestion we would make to improve the experience is to include more entrees on the menu as there were only six to choose from. We would definitely return the the Elms hotel and 88 restaurant!
Menu was limited. Food was overpriced for what you got. Food had no seasoning. Like, none. Rice was overcooked, coconut was undercooked. Vegetable medals was 7 pieces of squash the size of a dime.
We spent $140 for food that was of less quality than my elementary school cafeteria food. Chicken marsala was awful. Ribeye was as thick as a book of checks.
Hopes were high for this hotel but unfortunately the food lacked. It took almost 45 minutes for 2 omelets. Not to mention it was an up-charge when we asked to substitute anything.
The staff was top notch both nights we were there. Food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank yiu
Lunch menu pretty basic but the food and service were both good. Very historic location.
The service eas not great at first. But after I talked with the manger. The service was a little better.
Changed menu day we went. Only like 5 options. Service was poor..not happy and we left.
Dinner was great. Breakfast was only one server and so it took ages!
Food was nothing close to sub-par. From taste, presentation and everything in between. Was gross!
Very close to other tables. Long wait time for mediocre food. Regret going.
The wait was long. The food was over priced. The steak was tough and over cooked. The service was poor and slow. I do not recommend this place for dinner. The breakfast buffet was good and worth the price.
We had a very positive experience at 88 while we were staying The Elms. The food was delicious & unique. The service was great. The ambience was nice with the fireplace. We had an early dinner so it was quiet. Portion sizes are a bit on the smaller side so keep that in mind, but it made it so we actually had room for the yummy dessert!
The food and service was wonderful. I would definitely recommend the Kale Caesar salad. My husband had the steak and said it was great.
I decided my thoughts on "value" for the 5 course valentine dinner based on comparing the price and description of the various "courses" that I might have chosen from in the regular dinner menu & felt that for the selection and EXPERIENCE this would be a good value...
Each course was substantially smaller than similar plates served from the regular menu. The selection was clearly prepared well in advance and many items that should have been served cold and fresh were still frozen. After all 5 courses, my husband and i both left famished & wanting to order a pizza. My carpaccio tasted AGED (and not in a good way for RAW meat). The chicken was delicious, but the vegetable selection served with any plate was sparse. My huband's pasta primavera had a single quartered tomato and few other recognizable bits of veg. I did enjoy the seating in the mezzanine and the ambiance was better than the food. However, even that had a hiccup. I expected with advance reservation for a romantically served meal that the other diners on the mezzanine were also there for the 5 course meal, but we were interrupted by a loud drunk couple who apparently were able to just be seated in that area despite not participating in the romantic 5 course offering. They fortunately excused themselves from the area before placing their order but not before ruining a fair part of our meal and our appetite by loudly & belligerently chatting with each other. My waitress was kind and as thorough as possible, however she was either understaffed or over set because she was running like mad, never offered us a second drink and the final course (which we took to-go) came out 2.5 hours after we were seated (the first course and drinks took 45min). Overall, far less impressive than I had hoped.
We were there Valentine's day for their 5 course meal. Service was slow, they appeared disorganized. Food was average and not very warm.
The food was adequate the steak was exceptionally great in taste and tenderness. The wait staff were great but the delivery time was horrible. We were sitting there for over an hour waiting on the main course. The asparagus was cold the potatoes were crusting and luke warm. Honestly the rest was overshadowed by that disappointing wait and then to have cold food. The area we were seated at after having a reservation for 2 weeks was basically the bar. The bar noise was ridiculous. I had hoped to be seated in the dinning room!
All in all a disappointment. We would have had a better ambiance at home with our bulldogs.
Last minute Valentine Dinner. Didn’t order the special because wife on a diet so ordered from the menu. We both ordered beef tenderloin and it was excellent as well as the salad, veg, and potatoes. Great service. Prices ok but a little high. Great place for s special dinner.
Outdated and limited menu. Portion sizes were extremely small and the prices were way too high for what you get. For us, the Elms and The 88 was a one and done. We won't visit again and my suggestion is you pass on this place and find another way to spend your weekend!
88 had a beautiful selection of food and drinks. The staff was superb and the food delicious.
Moms 42nd birthday- girls trip
The food choices were limited and over priced. They have no substitute options if you have any dietary needs. My food was undercooked and the presentation was beyond lacking. Service was ok.
Food was okay but very limited on choices. I expected better for the price.
We made NYE dinner reservations via Open Table and the reservations were confirmed by the restaurant without any mention of special limited service.
When we arrived we were told our only option was a NYE buffet celebration price fixed. We were seated in the bar. Being told about such limited options upon arrival is just not good business.
Highlight was that bartender offered good service !
We have been here many times for over night, family meals and special occasions.
Regular meals service is usually good but large buffets are simply not managed well.
Had a great meal at Eighty-Eight at the Elms - delicious salad and truffled deviled eggs, and outstanding rib eyes and potato gratin. It was the perfect end to an evening after relaxing time spent at the spa. We would go back!
The ambiance and service were great and the wine, side dishes, and desserts were good, but the short ribs and strip steak were both quite tough, so our meals were very disappointing.
We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the service and the food. Although we were glad to pay the automatic 23% gratuity, it would have been nice to know that in advance.
The service and food were outstanding on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Amazing service and food! The filet Oscar was so good!!
Nice place. The restaurant was fitting for the unique characteristics of the elms. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Elms. So much history and you could literally sense it as you roamed through the establishment. The 88 was right in sync with the feel of the Elms Hotel and Spa. The wait staff is friendly and the food is good and priced accordingly.
Thankfully the food was good and our waitress was kind and informative. Unfortunately I was expecting a somewhat, 'fine-dining' experience and we went in and at the bar they had two jumbo screens blaring the Chiefs game. It had the look of an exquisite restaurant with the feel of a sports bar...I was looking for the exquisite/historic side of things.
With the cost of food as it is, I don't foresee returning for a sports bar atmosphere.
Fabulous Thanksgiving buffet, very reasonably priced with excellent service all around. All the employees are so friendly and helpful, and the ambience off the historic hotel can't be beat.
The food was very good overall. I had the fillet and crab cake. The fillet was cooked perfectly. Next time I’d skip the crab cake and go with a bigger steak. Nice sized portions. Someone else at our table had the pork shoulder and it looked wonderful. We had a charcuterie board, and I’d opt for a different starter next time around. We had a 7:00 reservation, but didn’t get seated until 7:30. Service was fine once we were seated. I will most definitely return next time I’m in the area.
The Elms is a nice place to go for dinner. Food was good albeit a little pricey. Wait staff was polite but service was very slow at the bar for pre dinner drinks and during dinner.
This said their was a wedding in the ball room so this may have overburdened the staff.
I would go again for a special get together.
Was so very disappointed. Renewed our vows here prior and the service/food was exceptional! Came for a date with spa, then cocktails, and dinner. Bartender very slow although nice enough. The food was the biggest disappointment. I used to be in marketing, and now own a business. Said when I first arrived, that I would love to market The Elms and that is should always be busy, however, after having dinner...said to my husband, if the food is not good, hard to market. It used to be excellent. Not sure what happened, as when we go out on date night, I seem to forget about The Elms so have not visited lately. It's a lovely venue with so much potential, opportunity...sorry to see it never really busy. I know this is the off season, but still should have more than 2 people in the bar/dinner area. Will try it again as I love it there! I do hope you find this helpful as I used to use these surveys to strive for perfection! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
The food was decent. Be prepared for Extremely slow service but very respectful nice staff.