Evidently we choose a bad day. The night before Mother's day and also the weekend of Texas A&M Graduation. We also booked a Groupon for a 5 course meal. I was taking my wife out for a very special Date Night.
We got seated in a hall way across from a Prom table of 10 high schoolers. They actually were very entertaining (all on phones most the time!). The rest of the larger tables had groups from graduation.
I presented the Groupon and was eventually told that due to them being very busy they had a very limited menu and that our Groupon was a poor choice for the night. We would have had to choose items off the limited menu.
Fine, we ordered off the limited menu. We got a nice bottle of wine (they have an impressive wine list) and the Crabmeat Stuffed Avocados for an appetizer. It was excellent. We have had that before.
My wife ordered the $25 rib eye and I ordered the $29 filet. The two most expensive items on the limited menu. My poor wife could not hardly cut the rib eye and when she did, she had to spit it out because she could not chew it. My filet was quite small, tough and marginal at best. It had a nice sauce on it, which saved it.
The poor waitress was very nice and I think on a 'normal' night she would have been great. As it was, she could never check back in so we could complain about her steak. Finally as they cleared plates we were able to talk to them about it. It was obviously a very bad cut. They did the right thing and credited it.
Overall, the service was slow, but I think just too many patrons and not enough servers. The entree meats were VERY disappointing. The wine was excellent as was the appetizer.
We have eaten there a number of times and all previous times were excellent. I think poor management, too many patrons and poor quality assurance in the kitchen was to blame for the rest.
We will return as we have $95 Groupon to spend yet. I will call ahead to make sure it is not a busy night!