Last night during my travels I was trying to think of where I wanted to eat in the area I was in. I’m pretty familiar with the area and had several decent options but I just wanted something out of the normal, when I remembered a decent steakhouse I had been to 10+ years ago. It was the in-house dining option of what was considered a 4 Star National Hotel chain in the area. I did a quick google search, the Hotel was still there and operating so I went the 5 miles out of my way to grab dinner. As I pulled up the sign Christie’s Steakhouse was still prominently lit on the hotels signage so I ventured in. Well the fact the place smelled like a cross between a Motel 6 in 1970 (when everyone smoked Lucky Strikes) which was being masked by industrial cleaner. (By industrial I mean that stuff they use in hospitals and or the stuff a janitor would place over vomit in school when someone unexpectedly vomits). Yes I should have turned and ran at this point but no, my carnivores impulses were too strong and pulled me in.
Here is a picture of the outside of the menu clearly it says; Christie’s Steakhouse, now lets take a look at the menu itself…hmmmmm there is 1 steak??? You have 7 “signature” dishes at a Steakhouse out of which you have 1 steak??? There are twice as many fish options and 2 vegetarian options???
WTF? The entire experience was so bad but it was late and I was committed so I stayed. The entire hour I was there I watched a half used gallon of milk sit on a kitchen prep table as dozens of people passed it and worked around it, none thinking to put it away.
I’m tempted to write an email to the hotel to express my utter contempt for their restaurant management.