Old Mill Inn, Mattituck, NY
We have not eaten in this restaurant for a couple of years since the new ownership took over. We went back to try it out. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay that was undrinkable and returned it. The other two drinks at the table were fine. Prices were STEEP, considering that salads and veggies were extra. Salads were so small, and $12 each. My crab cakes were really bread cakes and they were served somewhat between cool and lukewarm and had to be returned for re-heating. Three of us ordered fish and chips, as it was one of the least expensive menu items and we wanted to mitigate damages. For the fish and chips, the breading tasted good but was very soggy. The order of salmon, which was almost $30 was small and too raw to eat on the inside. The 'family' sized spinach order was tiny and extremely oily.
There were very few customers for a Friday night, so maybe the word is out. It was a waste of $80 per couple and definitely not worth it. The interior looked fine, but bring your flashlight or flashlight phone app to read the menu as the lighting was dimmed way down.
The location is priceless, but not good for attracting people passing by as it is on a dead end.
The lack of clients on a holiday weekend Friday night indicates that a lot of people have gotten the message and have come up with the same conclusions that you and I have.
I totally agree with what you say.