One of our favorite restaurants is Simon and Seafort's in Anchorage, a sister property to Stanley & Seafort's. Since moving from Alaska, we've made visits to Stanley & Seafort's and have been pleased. This time, however, not so much for a couple of reasons.
First, while the service was prompt and friendly, the staff insisted in interrupting us when they came to the table. We would be in the middle of a conversation and the staff person would interrupt without waiting for us to acknowlege their presence. It's a simple, courteous manner to wait until we stopped talking to inquire how we liked our meal, or did we want another glass of wine. Not only were we interrupted by our waitress, but by the other wait staff and even whom I assume to be the manager. It's as if their time is more important than ours. Not what we expect from a restaurant of this caliber. And it wasn't just us. We noted other diners were treated the same way.
The second reason we were disappointed had to do with our meals. To start, we split a salad. While the lettuce was crisp, it was bitter. Granted, it's not the peak season for lettuce, but it was a $9 starter salad.
My wife ordered the cedar planked Alaska salmon which was billed as fresh. This time of year, about the only fresh Alaska salmon available is troll caught king, and when the dish arrived it was clear this was not king salmon. We asked what kind it was and after the wait staff checked with the kitchen, were told that they weren't exactly sure what type of salmon it was and that it was erroneously listed as fresh when it had been frozen. We were assured, however that it was wild Alaska salmon. My wife enjoyed it, but we felt misled.
I had the prime rib, and while it was a nice piece of quality beef, the herb rub overwhelmed the taste of the meat.
Bottom line, we were disappointed with our experience, especially when the tab was almost $130 before tip.
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