I had the mis-fortune of dining at a Ted's Montana Grill a week ago Friday. I never would have gome there on my own, but the college son of some friends my girlfriend and I were with insisted and asured us it would be good. First things first, we walk in and right into the dining area. while I was taking off my coat, I had to be careful not to knock the tupae off of the guy's head in front of me who was trying (and I found out later how "trying" was so true) to enjoy his meal. My girlfriend and I were the first to arrive from the party and we were left to stand in a coat closet with fifteen other people while we waited for a table. When we sat down (at our pleading as we saw that our table was ready, but no one was to eager for us to occupy it), our server was quick to take our food and drink order, though we were only two of six of our party. When the others arrived shortly after we sat down, we hardly saw our server. Service was quite amature. Dished were cleared only at our request, when cocktails ran dry, then waters ran dry, we had to flag down other servers to "hydrate" our table. And the food? I decided to order the bison prime rib so I could get the real flavor of bison. Turns out the real flavor of bison, according to Ted's Montana Grill is dry, overcooked and devoid of all flavor except for the "from powder" au jus that had enough salt in it to cure a freshly killed patron. I will say this, they did have Anchor Steam on draft and that, besides leaving, was the highlight of my visit to Ted's.
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3/2/06 at 11:30pm