This misadventure started off with
receiving a coupon book in the mail. I was lured in by the steak coupon. I drove by and saw that Rosemary Cafe boasted themselves a "Steakhouse" in neon on the building. I sought assistance in knowing their hours for a Saturday night and in so doing I found a rating among patrons of 4 stars. 76% satisfaction sounding great out of 30 reviewers. I didn't think there would be as much of a risk of my money but should have known as soon as I walked in and the manager was watching the news in the corner of the lobby. He didn't make eye contact or look our way when he said "someone will be right with you." Then a server found us a spot by the window. I was delighted with my girlfriend and her presence but then a snarly waitress came by to ask for our drink order. Her personality was that of an employee being reprimanded. It seemed at that moment I had made the wrong choice in steakhouses.
She returned with iced tea, as they do not serve beer or wine, it was fine. In fact the iced tea was a moment of redemption. She began taking our order running through our choices of soup or salad she snuck in, â??I donâ??t recommend the broccoli soup,â?? and right through to salads. Not a breath, thanks for that warning. I chose a house salad and my gal her favorite Caesar salad. Lame is my choice of words for the salads. There isnâ??t much you can ruin in lettuce a cucumber slice and a grape tomato unless your blue cheese dressing has no blue cheese or flavor. The Caesar had onions, tomatoes and pepperchiniâ??s. Strike three? Yeah, but we were still there.
Sady arrived with our dinners. After a long hike and full day I was really hungry so I wasnâ??t giving up yet. I had made the choice of French fries thinking a place like that would have a baked potato sitting in a steamer and it would be hard dry and flavorless. My gal got the potato and I was right, there wasnâ??t enough butter in the stale roll basket to revive it. She liked the crinkle canned carrots void of flavor, texture but filled with color. I tried one and aborted my â??vegetable.â?? The fries were marginal at best and so I was left with this monster looking T-bone steak. I tried to cut a portion of it and it was all fat. I got my first bite of meat and it was overcooked but I didnâ??t fret as I knew the parts near the bone would be better. The bit lacked any flavor at all. Why canâ??t a restaurant put a little garlic, salt and pepper on a steak before they sear the outside from any flavor penetrating the flesh. I tore and ripped at the available parts of meat fighting past the sinue and toughness. I wanted my moneyâ??s worth so I kept my battle up until I was left with a pile of fat, bone, carrots, cold fries and my napkin on my plate.
Sady the sad waitress returned and asked how it was, I lied. I just wanted out of that place, never to return. Donâ??t listen to the rest of the reviews if you are interested in this place for any of the above.
love there food it is to die for i am a strong critic about my food i eat but they are great!! i look forward to eating there every week!! heavy portions great priced it is soul food its food is just like grandma used to make!! on sunday mornings when they have it i have to have my oj and my big fresh strawberry waffle with whip cream. YUMMY!!!!