Butterfields- Don't Go!
Extremely disappointed with my experience at Butterfields last night-- uncomfortable seating, horrible ambience and cold food! The restaurants smells like a college bar; martini's we ordered from an admitted 'new bartender' (this is Sat. night folks!) were quite bad and served in tiny glasses -- for $9!
We were seated at the smallest table I've ever seen, on two tiny chairs next to a DJ booth and Air Supply was blasting from the speakers...the ambience, or lack thereof made it difficult to enjoy our meal. That being said, the crabcakes were very good, the grouper dish was tasty and different, but both the grouper and my monkfish came out cold. As all the dishes came out in minutes- it gave the impression everything was cooked already, sitting under heat lamps waiting to be served. The waitstaff was clearly interested in turning over the tables as we were rushed out of there...all in all while the food isn't half bad - it was a terrible dining experience- I will never go back.
I am not a fan of Butterfields since the food was expensive for the size portion served. The main thing that I could not stand was the intensitiy of the NOISE. To add insult to injury, they were playing very bassy music that you really could not hear, and this added to the noise level. Dining was not pleasant. I would not go back there for a free dinner.