Tony Pope Bistro

★★☆☆☆

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I originally went to Tony Pope's in September 2007 and had a wonderful meal. The menu was interesting and extensive. I had a salad with raspberry infused beets and mussels to die for. All of my dining companions raved about their meals as well.

When it came time for anniversary dinner I immediately thought of Tony Pope's. My partner had not been there and I thought she would adore it. I could not have been more wrong. The troubles started when I tried to make reservations. I left a message requesting the reservation (as their outgoing message instructed) and waited for a call confirming. No call came, so I called back, our reservation was not on the books. I thought they were just a small restaurant and maybe didn't have the best clerical skills.

Our dinner was last night and it was horrible. What had once been an interesting and diverse menu was limitted to 2 salads, 3 appetizers and 3 entrees, none of which seemed particularly creative or interesting.

We ordered cocktails, neither of which they had in stock (two standard brand premiums), it was not that they didn't carry them, they were out.

We placed our order and tried to overlook the little bump of the cocktails. About 10 minutes later our server returned and told my partner that they were out of the appetizer she ordered. Apparently there was a large party and they had not planned accordingly, there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant with patrons, aside from the party. The server admitted that he forgot to tell us they were out of the appetizer and the substitutions. Mussels were my starter, they were undercooked. For our entrees my partner had steak, it was over cooked and tasteless. I had mahi mahi, which was raw in the middle. We told the server and he only slightly mumbled "Sorry".
This meal was over $100 and definitely not worth it.
I will not be returning or recommending to anyone, it appears that cutting corners has ruined a great restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

I originally went to Tony Pope's in September 2007 and had a wonderful meal. The menu was interesting and extensive. I had a salad with raspberry infused beets and mussels to die for. All of my dining companions raved about their meals as well.

When it came time for anniversary dinner I immediately thought of Tony Pope's. My partner had not been there and I thought she would adore it. I could not have been more wrong. The troubles started when I tried to make reservations. I left a message requesting the reservation (as their outgoing message instructed) and waited for a call confirming. No call came, so I called back, our reservation was not on the books. I thought they were just a small restaurant and maybe didn't have the best clerical skills.

Our dinner was last night and it was horrible. What had once been an interesting and diverse menu was limitted to 2 salads, 3 appetizers and 3 entrees, none of which seemed particularly creative or interesting.

We ordered cocktails, neither of which they had in stock (two standard brand premiums), it was not that they didn't carry them, they were out.

We placed our order and tried to overlook the little bump of the cocktails. About 10 minutes later our server returned and told my partner that they were out of the appetizer she ordered. Apparently there was a large party and they had not planned accordingly, there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant with patrons, aside from the party. The server admitted that he forgot to tell us they were out of the appetizer and the substitutions. Mussels were my starter, they were undercooked. For our entrees my partner had steak, it was over cooked and tasteless. I had mahi mahi, which was raw in the middle. We told the server and he only slightly mumbled "Sorry".
This meal was over $100 and definitely not worth it.
I will not be returning or recommending to anyone, it appears that cutting corners has ruined a great restaurant.

Cons: Limited menu, food cooked poorly, limited stock

 

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