Used to be that getting a reservation at Rundles was impossible. You needed reservations months ahead, and even then it would be a challenge. But the food was amazing – so the planning ahead was worth it. And if you asked, and it wasn’t rented, they would give you a tour of the house next door.
Well things have changed over the years – and not to the better unfortunately. Prices are up, food quality is down, service is lacking – and no house tour was available. Guess it figures – getting reservations was decidedly easy.
We arrived promptly at 5:00 – with a theatre at 8:00 – we needed to eat and go. But in 2.5 hours – you should be able to get us in and out. And that went well. We did leave on time, we just didn’t leave impressed.
The menu is now prix-fixe – and at $95 per person, a bit of a gasp if you aren’t planning to eat a lot. We opted for 3 different appetizers, three main courses, and 3 desserts. The meal was so forgettable – I can’t even remember what I had. My sister had duck – presentation was lovely, taste was good – but for the price – well, a tad over kill.
I hate to say this – but Rundles – I think you’ve seen the last of us.
I think you have zero taste…
Well – I guess we can agree to disagree. We have eaten at Rundles many times in the past – and always been delighted. Then this time we went – and while the service was as consistent as always, the food just didn’t meet the price point. Perhaps a bad night – they can happen. But you’d think Rundles would have responded to my review. Oh well. Such is life. Leslie