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“GONE DOWNHILL”
Review of The Briars

The Briars
Price range: US$17 - US$35
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This restaurant is living on its past reputation. It has been going down hill and now
The Briars is now at the bottom of the hill. Will not frequent it anymore.
The waitress was in a rush to take our order and rushed us through the meal. She
was leaving at 9pm along with the rest of the restaurant which emptied out.
Decor has not been refreshed in over 40 years and the food is at best unimpressive
and tasteless. (no flavor) Pappardelle stuck to itself, veal tasteless, steak was just ok,
salad thrown together, and presentation was non existent.
To say it's not what it used to be, would be an understatement.
Will not be back and advise others to do the same.

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Thank Neil B
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

we were seated for our 7PM reservation and then things went downhill
rushed us to order and when we finally received just the 2 soups they were cold. the 4 salads came while we sent the soup back which came back lukewarm, really???
Then the wait began
at 8:30 we finally asked the man in the vest who appeared to be somewhat in charge but was sitting drinking at the bar while his frantic staff attempted to keep up with a backed up kitchen, this exchange prompted him to send the harried waitress over to offer an excuse and a drink. Our table had ordered soda so a drink was not what we were looking for, we wanted our dinner. 20 minutes later we got up and left.
NO ONE NOTICED!!! too bad it used to be good, Stay away!

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Thank jspi2017
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Have been going for many years now. Food is wonderful and the portions are unbelievable! Staff is wonderful and always attentive to your needs.

Thank ArubaMuffy
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

May husband and I go here at least a couple times of month. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent! One of my favorite restaurants in Westchester.

Thank Lise G
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

The be fair, we have dined here several times and have been pleased with the food and the lively atmosphere. Both of those were missing on the Saturday night of Octoberfest weekend. The one constant was the attentive waitstaff who was unobtrusive, and attentive. This restaurant always greets the tables with warm rolls, breadsticks, coleslaw and a tray of carrots and celery. Immediate disappointment was that the rolls and breadsticks tasted old, The carrot stick was spongy and felt like it had been soaking up water for a long time before it got to the table. The sauerbraten dinner began with cool, oil drenched potato pancakes, followed by a decent house salad, meat that was not hot, the dish was, not the food, and accompanying sides just reheated and not freshly made. Then the apple strudel. It tasted sour and almost musty. One diner sent it back, others ate it and one barely ate it. Waitstaff apologized nicely and offered to cut a slice from another tray, but said that the other tray had been made the same time as the first. No adjustment to the bill for this either. We were gracious diners and paid the bill and left.

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1  Thank MtGranny
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