My wife and I ate at Rowland's on December 4. When we arrived at valet parkin the attendant was not outside and did not open our door. He did open the front door to the house but didn't bother to come outside. When i walked in with a bottle of Pahlmeyer Cab, before I even got to the hostess stand, the hostess kind of barked, "There's a $25 corkage fee just so you know." Not the warmest of receptions. After glancing at the wine list, I ordered a bottle of Sancerre, only to be told they didn't have it. When we went to order our starters, we were told that they were out of two of them and therefore we only had a choice of one appetizer and a couple of soups and salads. I asked if they could portion out an entree seafood selection into an appetizer size but was told no because the fish was already cut to order. So before we got anything delivered to the table we were told NO three times. The food was nicely presented and it did taste good, but for a Relais and Chateaux designated property and for the price, I expected a great deal more than we received. There were only two or three other tables in the restaurant that night. Upon leaving the valet did not open the front door or the door to our vehicle. There also seemed to be "tributes" to the ownership all over the place. There were perma-plaqued newspaper and magazine reviews everywhere as well as a bust of the founder and a protrait of the founder in the dining room. This seemed to us to be more of a tribute to the owner than a legitimate 4 star resort experience.
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