Sensing goodbye, hello Aragosta!
Fairmont Battery Wharf finally decided to make some long-needed changes at their wonderful hotel and put in a new restaurant. This new venture will be led by the acclaimed chef from the Wauwinet in Nantucket. As someone in the neighborhood, I look forward to the changes and I look forward to a bar and restaurant that I draws me in and keeps me coming back for more. I hope with the changes, they replace the old bartender or give him a lesson in how not to drive customers away. When you enter an establishment through the bar, the first impression you get from the staff there is pretty important. I don't need to be kissed up to but I do expect to be welcomed pleasantly and made to feel like I want to stay - particularly at the prices they charged for their bevs. As someone who prefers to eat at the bar with friends, the bartender is as important as the chef. (well almost!) I am really looking forward to the opening of Aragosta next week.
I KNEW that Sensing would not last...Overpriced and just not at all approachable in so many ways in this day and age...I stayed at this hotel last fall and was perplexed as to what to get for room service as everything was so unappealing to me...I felt like I was stuck in a time warp from the 90s'