Eden, Manchester NH
Dinner and drink at the Eden in its new spot on Brown Ave., Manchester (moved from Amherst after 4+years). Had always heard wonderful things about it, so was eager to try it.
The service was below average. The bar was tight; it would not have been comfortable to eat there, and it was dirty.
The décor needs some sprucing up. This press board plywood painted black is the cornices. The table cloth was very wrinkled. There was a lack of attention to details.
Ok the food. There was nothing that interested me. Nothing. So I ordered the Lebanese platter ($13) and got a scoop of what seemed like store bought hummus, store bought tabouleh and 3 grape leaves and pita. Total disappointment.
My friends shared the crab tater tots ($8) and the grilled cheese stuffed with braised short ribs, tomatoes and Meunster cheese served on Texas toast with sweet potato fries ($11). The tater tots were bland and the grilled cheese was like hangover food.
Overall, I would love to see them succeed in this spot, but I think there needs to be some major attention to detail in all areas.