We came in for a girls date, hoping for high tea. Unfortunately, high tea isn't offered until 2:30 pm. We decided to go the brunch/lunch menu and enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the Rotunda.
We were seated upon arrival and had a gorgeous backdrop of the iconic Rotunda.
The meal started off with complimentary Chicken Consume & fresh Popovers w/ strawberry butter. We ordered a bottle of prosecco for the table and asked for a side of OJ. After a cute little cheers and a group snap, we decided it was time to eat!
We all ordered salads - the Waldorf Modern, the Beets + Burrata and the Grilled Lemon Shrimp. What may look like a small portion for the price tag, ended up being more filling than we expected. The food was incredible. We all loved our salads and the quality of ingredients and flavors.
The service was excellent. Our waiter was prompt and checked in on us from time to time without being overbearing. He made sure plates were cleared and food arrived on time.
So why not the 5 stars? One of the girls who ordered the Grilled Lemon Shrimp salad, found a huge piece of plastic wrap in her salad. To be fair, yes the staff was shocked and immediately took back the food and asked her if she'd like another salad or another item. She opted for the lobster bisque soup since she didn't have the appetite to eat another large salad dish. I completely appreciate the customer service the staff had for us and this mess, but it was not something I was expecting to see at a restaurant like this.
I completely appreciate the staff rectifying the situation without having to ask. I was just a tad bit disappointed a big piece of plastic ends up in a salad plate like that.
Overall, incredible ambiance, service and staff. I really enjoyed coming here and would love to pop back in for high tea.
GooglePlace - June 2017