Sunday, November 02, 2008


Girls night was great! There ended up being 8 of us that went. Girls night consists of friends, neighbors of all ages, single, married, mom, no kids. We just go out a do girley things. In the past we have went to the "Painted Zebra" (a pottery painting store), dinner (almost always), movies, clubs, putt putt golf, spa nights. Pretty much anything. We love trying out new restaurants, and last night was no exception.

We started off the night at Sherlock's. A new Steak and Seafood Restaurant close by. Since we were a larger party I did try to call information to get the number so I could make reservations. No luck the operator could not find their number. But we all figured that we were going early enough that we should be OK.

We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30, we did get seated right away and the manager/owner (not sure which) was very attentive, making jokes and placing our napkins in our laps. But that was pretty much where the service ended. We sat there for about 5 to 10 minutes before our server showed up, introduced herself, and said that she would be back in a few minutes to get our drink order. I asked her if we could get menus at least we would start looking at them.

Another 10 - 15 minutes later she finally came back and got our drink order. And it was another 15 minutes before we got our drinks. We were there about 45 minutes before she took our order. We hit the servers up for baskets of bread. Wow that bread was delish and we must have hit him up for 6 baskets of it. When we finally received our food (some of the orders were not correct) it was served to us by management. JB and I shared our meals. I got the porterhouse and she chose the scallops. And man oh man both were delish! VH had the sole and she said she enjoyed it very much. I am not sure what her daughter-in-law had but I do not think she liked it very much. AC had primavera post and enjoyed it. CD and SS had the chicken and were not impressed. SB had the Salmon thought it was good. VH and AC had a pina colada, VH said it had no taste and sent it back, the server still charged her for it and that did not make VH happy. Like I said we got there at 5:30 we did not walk out of the restaurant until 8:45.

Summary: If you want good food but do not care about service or how long it takes to get your food/service then you should go ahead and try Sherlock's. But if you like service do not go at all. Maybe we will wait a couple of months let them get their act together and try it again. I can tell you if it does happen again it would be the last visit we do.

We went to JBucks (a local bar/restaurant) to kill time before the movie. Their service there was great, though all we ordered was drinks, but still we were impressed.

The movie we went to this time was Nights in Rodanthe. You have to be into love stories and sad endings to have enjoyed this movie. While I did not think it was awful, I thought it was slow. And I am not a mushy movie kind of person. While half of us thought it was good the other half said slow and boring. We did not think Richard Gere and Diane Lane had good chemistry together. I thought the most touching part was the mother/daughter moment.
Summary: If you crave the romance/love story then you should enjoy this movie. I think it would be a good rental vs paying the $8.50 for entrance to this movie.


Michelle said...

sounds like a fun night out! I want to see that movie but will wait for DVD :)

Huse Yo Mama said...

Very nice review. I detest horrible service.

Jannie said...

Maybe at a restaurant like that the trick is to bring your own wine and pina coladas and drink them while you wait for the yummy (except for the chicken and the daughter-in-law's mystery dish,) food.

Laggin said...

I've wondered about that movie. I love "The Notebook". But I'm a sucker for a good love story.

Bia said...

A night out with girlfriends is the absolute best. We have a group that meets once a month to play bunco, but many times we go out to eat, to the movies, to the theater...we have another one planned next week and I am so looking forward to it.

Sounds/looks like you have a great group!