Navy Proof Food & Spirits
Navy Proof Food & Spirits re-awakens the jovial ritual of the sailors of our past, swapping maritime stories over the rationed spirits they held so dear. “Navy Proof” was a term coined by sailors for the daily rum rations given to them by the British Royal Navy in the 1700s. The historic tale says that the sailors would “prove” the strength of their rum rations by pouring it on gunpowder & igniting it to ensure it had not been watered down.
Experience new-American fare and craft cocktails with bold flavors. Each dish emphasizes technique and texture to showcase the versatility of seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced seafood and meat.
Who knew such an interesting place would be inside the Westin lobby. While certainly lovely it is still a lobby. That said, the restaurant is worth a trip. The menu is creative and filled with potential. The drinks are similarly creative and delicious. I highly recommend the smoking scotch drink and the "Booty". The disappointment was actually in the delivery of the food. We had a collection of small plates, wings (good seasoning but way overcooked), fried green tomatoes (very good but surprising added beets were so small they were impossible to find ), sliders (very good) and the street corn (surprisingly bland). I want to believe with increased business and time this will grow into it's potential.
The food that we got was very good, and that's about all I can say that's good. The restaurant is really just the Westin hotel bar which was filled with convention attendees when we arrived. Service was very slow. Our waiter apologized for drinks taking a long time by saying it was hard to get the bar's attention. We ordered Nashville hot wings for our appetizer (not hot, but very good) and it took a very long time to get them. We thought about going elsewhere for dinner but we didn't. We ordered one entree of scallops to split (the hot wings portion was large) and two side dishes. One side dish (brussel sprouts) came out in about 15 minutes. Then after we were done, the other side dish (fries) came out about 15 minutes later. We then waited for the main to come out and finally told the waiter (when we could find him) that if it wasn't ready, we would just take the check. He came back and apologized saying that it wasn't coming very fast. Uh, right. It wasn't coming slow either, apparently. We gave up. He took off two drinks from the bill but we left frustrated since what we had eaten was good.
Food was pretty good. Service was very good. Have a nice glass of wine with dinner
Checked in past 7 pm and did not want to go out for bite. Luckily, Navy Proof is conveniently downstairs. Ordered cocktail and burger. The burger had two patties, but it needed bacon and cheese and some pickled veggies. For $20, it had generous amount of beef, but I wish it was more quality than quantity.
The food was good. But that is all. We were sat at 9:15am for our reservation.
We waited over 10 minutes for our server. He came to the table a total of 4 times. We completed our meal at 11am... almost 2 hours for a "quick breakfast" is ridiculous!
We ordered Bloody Mary's and a fruit plate which each took about 30 minutes to come out. The Bloody Mary's tasted like Pepperoncini Juice and Tabasco. They were awful!
Food took a while to come out too, but was good, so okay. But you better believe as soon as we were done the (manager?) was there with the bill dropped before the plates were even done being cleared. That was the ONLY fast part of the service.
Apparently our server had gone on break and we sat there for another 20 minutes waiting for someone to come to pay the bill. After waiting, I got up and walked to the bar to ask if we needed to go to the front to pay. The bartender took the credit cards, then came back to the table to ask how we wanted to pay. Then another person came up and asked if we were ready to pay I told her I'd already given the credit card to the bartender. It seemed that she didn't understand and asked again about our payment... ugh!
Once the credit cards were brought back to the table, she hovered, and waited for the credit cards to be signed. At that point my friend was in the restroom so her card was not signed yet. She asked if it was ready, I said no. Before leaving the table she asked again if it was ready, I said no... again.
While hovering, waiting for my friend to return from the restroom, she asked how our experience was. I told her about the issues that we had. Her response was "Bad experiences are a part of life." Nothing else ...just wow.
Did the DineLBC menu which was excellent and great value. The presentation and flavors were great and the service was also very good. Yes, worth coming for cocktails and or dining.
You sit in the lobby of the hotel? Server didn’t seem to know the menu, was not attentive, food took forever(even after server said 4 more minutes), food was cold and just not good. It is not worth the $, or time.
Great ambiance. Excellent food and service. Would recommend to others.
Dinner and breakfast food menu and taste is outstanding!
Service was really great too!
Hotel lobby bar/restaurant with not much separation from the lobby. Although the setup leaves you wanting a more private and intimate dining experience, the great food, decor and service makes you quickly forget where you are.