Slate Street Cafe
We've eaten at Slate Street numerous times, but my recent experience was not wonderful. There were four of us, and we each had something different: tofu bowl with udon noodles, Moroccan chicken, acorn squash salad, salmon and rice bowl. All entrees were tasty and nicely prepared, which is why we return to the restaurant. This time we went on a Saturday night prior to a theater event. We told our server that we needed to be out at a certain time. Long story short: we weren't. We didn't miss the show, but we had to cancel the dessert order. Service was very slow. We inquired multiple times about our order, and then our check. Eventually they showed up, though our waiter never reappeared after taking the order. The noise level was very high, and it was hard to hear the other people at the table. We won't go back soon on a Saturday night. Whether the restaurant was understaffed for the evening (or in general) or the crowd was unexpected, management needs to rethink staffing needs and peak time service.
We love Slate St. Café and go there frequently. Our guests were very pleased with their choices but my roasted squash salad was disappointing. There needs to be more roasted squash and the other special veggies added.
The new beet burger is a welcome addition to the menu and the wines are always excellent.
Food was excellent, the six of us ordered a wide range of entrees, and everyone was very happy with their choices. Server was quite knowledgeable about everything we asked, and was the perfect amount of attentive.
Food was good. It was a last minute reservation for 8 on NYE service felt rushed.
Very good food, great service.
Very good service, food was very tasty.
Unfortunately our reservation was at 8:00 PM and there was a party in the loft. Your fish entrees were sold out and the place was really noisy. Not our best outing there but the waiter was very attentive, even made us a fresh pot of coffee.
The staff was friendly but lacked training. We ordered wine that was recommended but it had begun to sour. The soup was good but too large a portion. The noodle dish had little seasoning. Some of the vegetables had not been cut into manageable size pieces. Overall the pricing seemed high and erratic. We won't be returning.
Great place for dinner. Parking is a little bit difficult but we found a space eventually.
Jason our server was very pleasant and took great care of us.
Always a great experience at Slate Street. This time though the scallop dish was not to its high standard.
Ordered the NY strip. What I received was a cold, very thing, very chewy, God knows what cut of beef but it sure as s wasn't a NY strip. Mashed potatoes also cold and the horseradish mixture was over the top. Had a $13 glass of Pinot Noir from Oregon that tasted like 2-buck chuck. Maybe we hit them on a bad night - Thurs. night at 6pm, not a soul around. And we've had good lunches here before. So I'll give them another chance. Sometime.
Menu choices for several diners with food limitations and staff helpful with recommending options. Something for everyone.
This was the first time we had been there. Nice wine selection, excellent food, nice ambience. All around, a very nice, relaxed place to go.
We went to slate street to celebrate my birthday on Sun 10/21. The service was not good. I was disappointed because we got there at 12:30and our waitress didn’t even come greet us until 1. Our food wasn’t served to us until 1:45, it was cold, and she forgot that it was my birthday after having said she’d bring me a free cupcake... 😞
The service and food were incredible- they were fun, friendly and real. They had our table ready for us and were incredibly accommodating even though we were a bit late and added one extra person. We will be regular customers now.
I love Slate Street but on this night the service was very poor. Slow. Disorganized and somewhat rude. Seemed understaffed. Disappointing.
When we first arrived we were seated in the loft. As we sat there I noticed that there was a smell of bad body order. Not sure if it was the carpet or the seats. At first, we received good service. Ordered drinks and appetizers, which were very good. Then it was difficult to place our order. Looked like there wasn’t enough staff. Finally placed our order after we flagged down the gentleman that took our drink order. It took forever to get our food. One meal was good but the other had cold mashed potatoes and a cut of meat that was full of fat. It was also difficult to get refills for drinks, had to flag down another waiter. I asked him where our waiter was; he said he had no idea. This waiter did get our drinks which was nice. But after we finished our meal, our plates sat there for about 20 minutes. Finally, our waiter, if that’s what he was, came by and asked us if he could take our plates. We ordered dessert which took awhile. They did give it to us for free due to the bad service we were getting which was nice. But for the money we spent and the service we received, it just wasn’t enough. We’ve had better service from Lota Burger.
Grisly chicken fired steak (2 of the 3 ordered were tough), smashed potatoes and broccoli were bland. Cupcakes were cold and very dense.
Fresh ingredients, nicely presented, wide variety and very reasonably priced.
We always enjoy the Slate Street Cafe. Good food choices reasonable prices and good service . I always enjoy their bruschettas.
Server was very quick and it felt very rushed. Hostess was amazing and really made the whole experience more enjoyable. I probably won’t come back, because the server was actually talking me out of ordering dishes, because they were expensive. I had no issue spending money, but when I ordered something the server questioned me and told me it was expensive or that it’s a lot of money for that. I’ve never experienced anything like this anywhere else, but it made me feel very uncomfortable.
As NM ex-pats, we met friends there, and I believe they will be encouraged to go there again after our experience. I had eaten there many years ago, and the fish and chips is just as good and unique, as it was then. We were really surprised that on a Friday night, it was very quiet (although the wine bar had a steady crowd), but it was Labor Day Weekend, and we could not complain, because it afforded us a good noise level for conversation, and an opportunity to sit and extend that conversation longer than we normally would, if others were waiting for a table, I am pleased to see that Slate Street Cafe has continued to offer a wonderful experience, and I definitely look forward to eating there again now that we are only a state away, and not out on the East Coast. Keep up the good work!
Good for after show late dinner. But had to sit upstairs in less formal bar. Wine selections better for white vs red wines in wine flight offered. Excellent specials. Squash blossoms stuffed with basil and goat cheese served with marinara sauce was a d lightbulb appetizer. Pork loin was cooked to perfection. Chef knows how to prepare food well.
Wild Salmon special was top notch. Everyone enjoyed their entrees from fried chicken to fish and chips to scallops. We had cupcakes and ice cream to split. Ice cream was fantastic. Service was perfect.
Gluten free vegetarian friends could eat with the rest of us
Ordered Fish and Chips. The Fish was all breading, very little fish. Odd. That's not what one expects from "fish and chips" - not dockside London, not anywhere. I was very puzzled by that. The beer menu was very limited. Not a single light pale ale or pilsner. It's August!
Best chicken fried steak in the world!!! Smothered with red and green chili on mash potatoes with a side of broccoli with drizzled cheese sauce.
Slate Street Cafe never disappoints. Following a shared appetizer of assorted (pick 3) Bruschetti, I had the sea bass which was simply and deliciously prepared, paired with a lovely Chardonnay. The service was friendly, timely and not fussy. Love the choice of cupcakes for desert.
This is a gem of a restaurant which I continue to visit for group and private dining. Never disappointed!
I’m visiting and came to the restaurant. Downstairs was beautiful but the wine loft not so much. It was very loud and because part of the room was reserved it was very cramped. I ordered the Sangria, it was average at best. The pork wings were excellent but the coleslaw accompaniment was under seasoned or something but it was not good. I ordered the popcorn to go and it was fantastic with a capital F. The only complaint was that half of the box was filled with unpopped kernels. The staff was friendly and attentive so I would definitely go back on another visit to town but would order a different drink for sure.
Everything was fabulous! Food, waitress, ambiance...and the wine!
We had a delightful anniversary dinner and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
End of school
Exceptional service every time
Good is very tasty, however my favorite pork tenderloin seem to be just a bit tough this time. Needed a steak knife to cut it. Otherwise everything is delicious.
The Ahi tuna entree was excellent quality and prepared perfectly. I asked for extra sides of the mango and wasabi cream drizzle...there wasn't enough drizzled on the dish. There was a extensive wine list, but wine-by-the-glass was limited. Still, the one I selected, the Waterbrook Merlot (Walla Walla, WA), was excellent. I typically don't order desert even though I'm a chocoholic., but when I saw the "Chocolate Cake Like Your Mother Used to Make it", I had to have it. It was fantastic: dense, rich and chocolaty with a bit of homemade vanilla cream on the side. Yum!
Everything about the restaurant was inviting. The menu was full of great options. The specials were explained well. The food tasted great. We had chicken based meals. The desserts were tasty. We will come again.
I had my birthday family lunch here and it was lovely. The place was beautiful inside, it was quiet since it was lunch time, and the food was really good.
Perhaps I'd have been well served to go with a NY Steak special as recommended by the waiter, but I have had the Steak frites before and had my heart set on them as the dish had always been quite remarkable. This weekend's steak was not really something to write home about as the ribeye was on the tough side and a bit too cool. We were happy the St. Sup Cab is offered in half bottles, and they generally have an excellent wine list here.