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Jul 1, 2009 08:42 AM

Central Park Restaurant in Springfield?

My wife and I are thinking about trying out this relatively new establishment tomorrow night. Have any of you dined there in the past? What were your impressions?

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  1. We had one of those $25 gift certificates that we purchased for $2 so we decided to give it a shot. The food was OK but not the least bit innovative. My wife had a penne meal with chicken and jumbo shrimp. Unfortunately they used an excessive amount of garlic in the dish so she only was able to eat about a fifth of her plate. I had Chicken Marsala with a double-stuffed potato and green beans. It was good solid meal, but no better than I have had many times before at various establishments.

    Our waitress was a bit on surly side but the main problem with Central Park is a total lack of ambiance. The place doesn't appear that it has been renovated since the 70s and the decor is similar to that which you would find at your average "family restaurant." They also piped in cheesy disco music throughout the evening. To say that their customer base is geriatric would be an understatement.

    Long story short, we will never go here again even though we have another one of those $25 certificates.