My first complaint is about the wait. We arrived early for our 8pm reservation, but were told that it would be just 10 minutes. 40 minutes later, we were told it would be another 5 minutes. We were finally seated and the service did not improve; our waitress forgot about our drinks, and needed to be flagged down several times during the evening.
I would like to say that the food was an improvement over the service, but alas it was also a disappointment. We started with the lobster scallion hush puppies. There was a distinct lack of lobster flavor, but the exterior was well fried and appropriately crisp. I liked the side of house cured pickles, they were sweet and crunchy. They reminded me of the cucumber pickles my mother used to make when I was young. The bread basket consisted of sourdough rolls, which is my least favorite bread.
Sadly, they were out of the Duo of heritage pork that the
Stoddard’s is known for their drinks and at least they did not let us down in this respect. Steve enjoyed both his beer and wine and I quite liked my cocktail.
I suppose if you are downtown, it might be an okay place to stop for a drink, if it’s convenient to wherever you are moving on to for dinner.