The dining room to which we were ushered was mellow with age, in a good way. There was a chandelier and a fireplace. (A fire was unnecessary on that July day.)
I almost forgot to mention that when I requested the drinks menu, the first item on the list was Pimm's No. 1 Cup, something I'd read about for years, but had never had. So I got it. It was nice. I don't think I'd order it again, but I was grateful for the experience.
Three baskets of F&C and one Snapper Special arrived. The F&C consisted of two largish pieces of heavily battered cod with a pile of oil drenched French Fries underneath. The Tartar and Cocktail Sauce looked good. The "Health Salad", a sweet variant on cole slaw without mayo, was popular. My sister liked the double dip batter coating of the fish, my wife thought it was very poorly made and my Mom was satisfied. (In the end, that's what matters.)
|Snapper and salad|
Service: **1/2. Service was well meaning but amateurish. Requests were acknowledged but we had to ask several times for items. The bus boys were often more responsive in filling our requests. We were not brought bread until when, late in the meal, I requested it of a bus boy. It came quickly. It was good.
Restrooms: Worth a visit. Could be that General Washington left his false teeth in the Men's Room.
|Or Washington might have stabled his horse in the loo|
225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920,