We had pretty high expectations after all the good reviews, but I'm sad to report that we had a disappointing experience.
Starting with the good: the staff are really friendly and attentive, so you're bound to like the service. It's also probably the best place in town to sample some of the local beer.
The salads were good with very fresh greens, and the calamari appetizer was good with nice, big pieces the tentacled guys. The menu promised roasted garlic aioli, which would have been a winner. But we got marinara sauce so that was our first disappointment.
The bistro filet was also disappointing: great cut of meat and tender, but with the port wine reduction AND corn and mushroom risotto (GREAT texture), everything was just too darn sweet. We added on the shrimp and although they were pretty tiny, they were DELICIOUS.
The prime rib was good...a little too medium and not enough rare. The cut also had a bit too much fat.
With Moscato just down the road in Camp Verde, the demand for more upmarket dining seems to have spread from Sedona and Cottonwood. Even Cornville has some notable dining spots, so I think these guys have their work cut out for them to successfully break into that market.
So all in all, not quite what we were expecting. That's not to say that you won't enjoy it. It's a cheery spot a good craft beer selection. I think this would be a fun place to come late afternoon or early evening for some brews and apps.
Thanksgiving. Food was REALLY good. The Butternut Squash soup and stuffing in particular. The value was good- $20 for adults and $11 for kids. But... the service was awful. Not that they weren't pleasant. They were. They were just completely unprepared for the number of people. I had read reviews forewarning this, so I didn't get too upset by it. I just made sure to be very assertive (including getting my own silverware out of the clean rack so I could eat). I feel this place could be excellent if there were perhaps a few more people on staff and they were trained a bit better. I would go back.
For some reason they would not put food plates out for the Thanksgiving buffet- it was annoying to have to wait to get plates, Service was slow and spotty, overall it seemed very disorganized for a holiday buffet. Probably will never go to this place again
This was a reservation for seven forThanksgiving Dinner.
We arrived to find three of our party at a table for four. The problem was JT's didn't have our name on the reservation list. Very curious, as I received a text asking me to confirm the day before, which I did and received the confirmation of our reservation.
Apparently, this issue happened to several groups, which caused the restaurant crew great consternation!
Open Table and JT's did not seem to communicate well.
With all that said, the food was very good and the service would've been better, if JT's knew how many were arriving and when!
great Thanksgiving Day buffet - compliments to the chef!
The only good things were the service and the Grand Canyon Pilsner.