Very comfortable nice setting and good service. Never felt rushed or uneasy.
I brought my future Daughter in Law to the Mother's in law House to celebrate her engagement. I presented her with a Waterford Ring Holder as my traditional engagement gift. I have made this a tradition for fun and for us to enjoy a nice lunch and conversation. This time another daughter in law joined us and we found the food very good and the peach cobbler was delicious. Service was friendly, and it was quiet so we could enjoy our time together. The next time I return will be just for a regular enjoyable meal.
EXCELLENT food. WONDERFUL service. Owner was present and visited with each table. Small and romantic atmosphere. My wife and I love this place. Prices, while not cheap, are very reasonable. The food and service is more than worth the price.
We have been here before and will return again! Everything went well; food excellent, atmosphere homey, service superb. Will do this again, soon.
Great location, ambiance, & service. The food is, generally, very good, but the salmon was over cooked and dried out. We were told we were unable to order it by temperature/duness. On a previous occasion the salmon was moist and very tasty. So I guess the lesson learned is to be careful when ordering the fish.
My family went out for a birthday party at the last minute. The staff where lovely and wonderful, making it a truly special evening. Would recommend!
We were disappointed. The place had the energy of a “Blue Hair” dining room. It was steaming hot in there! The salads were very old fashioned (read nursing home type) and with little greens and veggies. The service was outright awful: the poor girl did not know what she was doing! We finished our first course before the wine arrived after having to ask for it. A very limited wine list. The food was passable, edible but overly soft carrots, rice that betrayed its box origin... no bread but teensy weeny tiny muffins instead... (sorry: I eat muffins in the morning not with dinner!).... not returning.
We choose this restaurant to celebrate Christmas every year. The owner makes you feel like you are one of the family. It has very nice Christmas decorations displayed as well as a Christmas Tree. You feel like you are in a large dining room in a mid century home being served by the owner.
Everything on the menu tastes home made and a special bread tart is served by the owner, who when time is available, will chat with you and make you feel very special.
The quiche was amazing. The staff were wonderful ☺
I’ve been to MIL before and it was delightful. Was one of the main reasons we each drove about 30 miles from different directions to meet in St. Charles. This time it was terrifically noisy. Two large groups. We could barely hear each other talk. Waiter Gary seemed inexperienced. Did not ask what we wished to drink. Had trouble with order. Unplugged our light while trying to move a table for a large group. Did not even really zen it. Saw one customer go to the bar and pour himself some water. Lady in aqua we eventually realized works there but did not seemed dress to wait tables (more like a customer, hostess or owner) tried to fix our lives get situation but eventually had to get a 3rd guy to do so. Way more disturbance than we were expecting. Sorry. I would return in a few months to give it a chance but was very disappointed.
Wonderful ambience and superb hospitality as always. A special place.
We love to come to Mother in Laws House every time we come to St Charles. The food is always great & service is wonderful
Overall the food was just okay. My friend had stuffed flounder which she said was okay. I had the salad bar, bread, and soup combo. The French onion soup was good but the salad bar was extremely lacking in my opinion. There were several "salads" such as pea salad which I'm sure an older crowd probably love. However there was lettuce in a bowl with no other accompaniments, not even a crouton. There were 3 dressings ... celery seed (which was fine), Russian, and an anchovy variety.
I am glad my meal came with bread because you are "allowed" one tiny blueberry mini muffin ( 3 tiny bites no kidding). They supplied 2 pats of butter for this which was laughable. We overheard other patrons asking for another muffin (Please sir more....) and heard the muffin horror stories concerning customers in the past asking for "more". I have read the reviews going on and on about the wonderful muffins and I just don't get it. They were okay but delicious really? I guess the supply and demand psychological whammy the staff places on the customer warning about asking for more does a number on their taste buds.
Overall I felt the experience was odd to say the least and would not go back.
My wife and I have eaten there often, never disappointed in the food. This last time the service
at our table was not as good as usual. They appeared to be short of staff. But when you come in
with a big appetite and still have to take food home, that's a meal.
Had a lovely lunch. We chose the Pick two menu so we would have room for the famous coconut cream pie we had read about. The whole meal was wonderful!!! To our delight the waiter noticed we had birthday gifts to exchange and our dessert was complimentary. A lovely lady (I'm assuming she was the owner) brought it out to us and wished us each a happy birthday.