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The New Historic Brook Forest Inn Owners Brought Everything The Old Owners Forgot. Excellent Customer Service, Food That Is To Die For and Amazing Prices! This Is The Best Place I Have Eaten At In A Long Long Time!
Don't go here for a nice evening!.
Brought the out of town guests here for dinner for some local flavor and was nothing but embarrassed by our choice. Dinner took over 1.5 hours to be served and the food was lackluster at best. How do you serve an awful Cesear salad? Just give someone a plate of lettuce with about six croutons and a little dressing that was worse than Kraft. When I asked about some shredded Parmesan, I got a shaker for spaghetti handed to me instead of freshly grated Parmesan. I was truly horrified. Though the waitress was smiling and nice, she should have been apologizing and yelling at the owner.
Outside, a group of local men were drunk and swearing loudly. Overall a very embarrassing experience. Don't go here for a nice evening.
New Owners Bring New Life to Historic Inn. The passion and vision the new owners have for the the historic inn is truly in place. We stayed there last weekend and found it to be a warm, clean, cozy, friendly place to eat and stay. The food was amazing and in big portions. There are large screens TVs abound through the bar for great football viewing. The staff was full of life and extremely friendly. The room was fantastic and we had never slept better. I would recommend this place for anyone that are looking for a warm inviting place to kick back and enjoy the Evergreen area. So out with the old reviews and in with the new. The new owners have done a great job of fixing all of the negative reviews from the past.
BRUNCH IS AWFUL!.
We eat out 4 times a week and are Brunch regulars.
This is the worst food and brunch we have ever had.
The bread/baked goods were stale and old the cheese dry. Their was no yogurt or pancakes, waffles not even a danish. Your choice was old bagles and sandwich rolls with "off" label cream cheese with Jelly packets. The "Hot" food was cold and very unappetizing. No salad dressing for the 1 green salad (Lettuce & Tomatoes)
It seemed as if everything was what was leftover from a wedding buffet? The wedding party must have eaten the good stuff.
Honestly and I am NOT exagerating you are better off going to your supermarket deli or local hospital for a better meal.
And quite frankly their venue alone is not enough to warrant what they charged to be insulted by their food. I will never forget how bad the food was. On the up side the staff is very friendly.
I wonder if thet forgot they were hosting a Mothers day brunch.
Terrible customer service, overpriced, worst B&B I've stayed in.
On the morning of a holiday (01JAN08), the staff slept in and did not have any breakfast for guests. Cold crossiants and coffee were later available, but can't even begin to compare to the excellent breakfasts I've had at bed and breakfasts within the states and also in France, Germany, Austria, and the UK.
The owner was unavailable to comment on the failure of the staff to prepare breakfast for several days. When finally contacted us back, she continually made excuses as to why breakfast was not served or was late. She was only willing to compensate $5 a couple for breakfast. You can't even get breakfast at McDonalds for that.
Rooms were not clean, drafty doors and broken windows panes.
Overall, increadibly disappointing. I would NOT reccommend this B&Bto anyone.
Low class - female employee with no bra in tight white t-shirt dancing and drinking. Marketed as a high quality place, it is nothing but low class. We were expecting high quality, but when we drove up, we saw a bar atmosphere with a huge Coors banner advertising pizza. We did not pay $190 a night for pizza and Coors beer. Our room was on the dirty side. There was debris on the floor along the base boards. The previous weekends wedding party favor was on the floor as well. The base boards in the bathroom looked dirty. The round cover that goes over the bolts of the toilet was off and on the floor. Something else was under the sink on the base board - I did not touch it. The windows were full of fingerprints. Cob webs were hanging from the building and visible from our sitting area of our room - a quick broom sweep would get rid of them. We could not really enjoy the sitting area looking at this filth. We did not have a blanket between the bedspread and sheet. Since bedspreads are not washed after every visit, this was gross. We do not know what bodily fluids are on the bedspread, so to cover up with it and touch it is kind of disgusting to us. Most hotels have a middle blanket just for this purpose. An employee was drinking and dancing with no bra on. This seriously offended myself and my husband. One does not go to a classy/high-quality Inn to see another women not wearing a bra. The continental breakfast was not good. Cheap bagels, limited items to eat for people with restricted diets were just a couple of our disappointments. The cream cheese was full-fat, we are on low cholesterol diets. No skim milk available, so I could not even have the cereal. Only fruit muffins. I personally do not like cooked fruit. Yogurt is also not my thing. So basically, all I ate or was able to eat was fruit. Once again, not the experience one expects when paying $190 per night
Isabellas is gone- Brook forest inn is back.
I work at the brook forest inn, and i just wanted to let everyone know that we are no longer isabellas, different owner, name and staff, as well as a different menu.
I know some have had bad experience at Isabellas in the past, but dont let that scare you away, we are wonderful now and a must try!
We also have 19 guest rooms and we are open year around
Try it!. I will say that I grew up in the area and have seen the Brook Forest Inn go through many changes. It is currently the best it has ever been. The inn is currently under new management (this happened very recently) so take previous bad reviews with a grain of salt. The building and business is owned by the Atencio family, as in John Atencio jewelry, and they have gone above and beyond to restore the bar, restaurant, and rooms to an elegant state. We go there a few times a month for dinner or even just to sit at the bar and have a martini. I have never been treated with anything other than a respectful and courteous manner. I love the ambiance of the Brook Forest Inn. It is mountain elegance that is comfortable without being over the top expensive like some of the restaurants in Evergreen. Seems like the last reviewer had a bad experience, but I will say it sounds like perhaps they read a lot into the situation too. All of the guest rooms are furnished differently which gives it a "bed and breakfast" feeling and everyone has a unique experience. And it IS haunted. Try this out before you strike it off your list. It is important to support local businesses before the whole town turns into Chilis and Sonic (Conifer anyone?)
Where's the food???.
My husband wanted to treat me to an experience for Mother's Day '07& got us a baby sitter for the night...We live in the Conifer/Evergreen area& like to support local businesses when possible. We love fine dining, but don't get to do it often with young children. When we arrived for our 6:30 reservation at 6:24, we were seated rather quickly by someone stating she would do it even though she was 'off the clock'. This was very nice. The space was nicely decorated& there were 5 other tables also seated. The off-duty server got us menus, rather warm water(the other water glasses around us had ice)& left. She came back to inform us in an odd manner(she sat down at our table with us, made a sad looking face& bowed her head)that 'The chef has told me we have no more food.' She did this so strangely we thought she was making a rather bad joke. No joke folks...She took our menus& left. We then watched the table next to us get served their entrees. About 2min later, now 6:37, our server walked over with a bread basket& a smirk that she was trying to hide. We asked about this again. She stated the chef had been there since 8am& was not cooking any more. Mind you we had reservations& had given our number. We got up, watched salads get delivered to another table, went into the bar, restated this to the bartender& asked to speak with the manager& he politely left. We waited another 3min& the manager came over to say that there was no more food except veal(we both assume this is because veal is 1of the least sold items& offered in hopes we would just leave).Never any mention of 'We hope you return','Here is a raincheck for an appetizer on your next visit','Please let us buy you a drink for your trip out here'. My husband asked why they would take a reservation then not be able to serve us. The response was 'We should not have done that. Lesson learned.' As a mother, I occassionally wish I could say to my gilrs 'I'm done with work today. Goodnight.'
Note to self:Lesson learned.
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