I’ve been to Cabernet Restaurant for lunch a few times in my 5 plus years working in Alpharetta and it’s usually been just OK. That atmosphere and pricing has always been a little higher-end than I tend to favor. But it seemed like it should be worthwhile as a treat.
Today I suggested to the group I was with that we should try Cabernet to see how it’s doing these days.
I have to say I was somewhat disappointed.
The service was just slow. From arriving at the front and waiting for someone to show up to seat us to every interaction with the waiter it just all took too long. I think the situation was, even though the dining room was not even half full, there were simply not enough wait staff to host even that small a lunch crowd.
I was going to order their Filet mignon but waiting for the waiter to show up to take our order made me rethink trusting them to cook a steak. I figure that a restaurant that cannot manage its dining room probably isn’t doing so well managing the kitchen either.
I ended up ordering a Turkey Wrap which was the best thing on my plate but still pretty bland. It came with “hand cut potato chips” that were among the most tasteless I’ve ever come across. If I had been able to find a server I’d have asked for ketchup to at least give them some semblance of vitality. Also included was coleslaw – I’m more a fan of vinegar rather than creamy coleslaw – this had the distinction of being neither one nor the other and still retaining its ability to be unappetizing.
For the occasions when my drink glass was not empty it was half the time filled with the wrong drink.
One of my party did comment that the waiter knew how to deliver the menu recitation and, when he had made his way to our table I must admit he was effective at making choice items on the menu sound appealing. But that, alas, had to be the only really good thing I can say.
I will not be returning.
This post was written by Marc
on May 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm