Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MAXXWELLS: Prime Rib & Meat Loaf & Bacon Cheese Burgers, Oh My!

     I really, REALLY dislike it when people give bad reviews...what's that saying? "If you can't think of anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."  Especially if you don't know good food.  I read some reviews on UrbanSpoon from "diners", and all I can say is, stop smoking or  STICK TO CHAIN RESTAURANTS!!  Moving on....

     I brought some clients to this place...these are hard-working construction guys and I knew, just KNEW they would appreciate this slightly upscaled version of good ol' home-cookin'.  The food is not over-seasoned, but is soooo flavorful!!  I wonder if some of these "diners" on UrbanSpoon, giving poor reviews on the food, might be smokers or used to chain restaurants where sodium is a prime and key ingredient in the foods being served?  At any rate, the food is just good, plain and simple.  

     Our experience was a good one. Greeted by the hostess upon entering and seated immediately was a great start.  It's a nice, big place with plenty of seating and a full-service bar.  I ordered the prime-rib, mashed potatoes and delicious, steamed veggies.  One client ordered the meat-loaf with the same sides as me, and the other client ordered a bacon cheeseburger with crispy french fries.  They both absolutely LOVED the food as did I.

     I also ordered the sweet potato tater tots and calamari.  The calamari had cayenne pepper mixed in to the flour it just a slight kick.  And the sweet potato tater tots were the best I've ever had.
 Sweet potato tater tots

 Calamari...oh yeah, you can see that sprinkled kick of spicy-ness...yes you can.

Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and steamed veggies...LOADED GOODNESS!!

Bacon cheeseburger and crispy, golden french fries...look at that juicy meat!!!

 Prime rib, steamed veggies and garlic mashed potatoes...your mouth is watering right about now.

     Okay, now for the rest of the story...while everything was great, service was a bit slow. They weren't that busy but it took forever to get our food.  There was a food critic in the restaurant and the owner or manager seemed to be so concerned and doting over this one person that they overlooked the fact that ONE PERSON will not make or break the restaurant...ONE bad experience however, will.  

     So, word to the wise, treat everyone the same because at the end of the day, it's your  "steady customers" or lack there of that will grow or kill your business.  PS. our waitress was awesome, even though she took the blame for the food taking so long...we knew there was a food critic that took our place in line in the kitchen.  Having said AAALLLL of that, next time you're in the mood for GREAT comfort/home-cookin' food with a nice atmosphere and a good wine list, give Maxxwells a whirl, you'll be glad you did. Cheers!

Maxxwell's Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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