|Address:||30675 N River Rd, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045, USA|
Just posting this today but it was written a few hours after the Easter Sunday Buffet.. 3:00PM Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet March 27 2016. I do not usually write reviews but I just do not understand how so many people are willing to spend $28 PLUS for mediocre food, and service. Don’t get me wrong the staff was working very hard; I think some were over worked and probably under paid. It almost seemed as if they were not prepared for the crowd… hmmm?? My advice, stay away until they get their act together. (Unless you enjoy spending your hard earned money on a way overpriced lack luster buffet) I hear that it is under new management. They need to step it up. There are so, so many other better and less expensive options in this area. No, they do not have the water view but are you there for the view or the food and company. Michigan is surrounded by water; there are many options to view our great lakes for free or a park entry fee. First, we were a party of 10. (Big family, could have possibly been 20) Two of us arrived to a crowd at the top of the staircase, unsure how to proceed. Was this some sort of line? Should we pass everyone up and continue to look for our dining companions? But we didnt want to seem like we were attempting to cut in front of anyone. Maybe a host should have been at the bottom or top of the staircase providing some direction on the food layout. The only reason we knew where to go was that we ran into someone in our party. Once we were gathered and seated at our table we waited for wait staff to come over to take a drink order, and possibly provide a little insight on the buffet set up. They did start to serve water. Then waitress came for drink order. No buffet direction given. One in the party went to get the peel and eat shrimp for our table. She filled the rest of us in on the different food stations (food all crowded together, not a good layout, bad flow) Three of us headed to the tiny meat carving station. We noticed everyone had plates, we did not. This was the reason for the above mention of some direction of the buffet layout. We realized the plates were not at the meat carving station. We needed to get them from somewhere else…. Behind the huge mirrored pole. Okay not big deal, just odd. Did they run out of tables? They could have had another table with plates and an alternate carving station. But, I get it. They were trying to jam as many bodies as possible into that room. Mo people Mo money. There were 300 to 500 people, long lines, food ran out quickly. Maybe they misjudged and ran out of some things by the 3pm seating, who knows? Okay, the food… ”Assorted Salad Station” Do you remember Wendy’s salad bar? Wendy’s and Ruby Tuesday salad bar both had/have a huge variety in comparison to this. Where were the salad toppings? Carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, shredded cheese, raisins, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, anything???? Unbelievably sad, no creativity, so lacking. There was lettuce, croutons, cucumbers and about 6 bowls of salad dressing that took up most of the space on the table. The tiny bowls of cubed onions, and red pepper were up on the smoked salmon tray. There was a bowl of coleslaw, tray of cantaloupe and honeydew, maybe pineapple. And, a container of cottage cheese dumped in a bowl. Effortless, I could have done this at home. There was no type of relish trays, no pasta salads, potato salads…. Pasta and potatoes are so cheap! Peel and eat shrimp was good. Just a little messy with only one clothe napkin to use for the entire meal.Paper napkins by the shrimp or provided on the table would be nice and possibly another shrimp station. The lamb was good, cooked well. The Horsey sauce was very good! The ham; I would describe the ham as over tenderized, it was complete mooosh. Also, the menu flyer indicates ”Honey Glazed Ham”, this was NOT! Google reviews has length limit, my review was too long but I think I made my point and/or hopefully constructive criticism....
I attended a wedding on Saturday, 9-28. The food was abhorrent. The menu included prime rib (you could have used it for the soles of shoes), chicken breast (dry as a bone, tasted like cardboard) and fish which I didnt taste. Dinner was served at 7 p.m. At nine my replacement for the prime rib was "being prepared." At 10:30 I was told my chicken was in a carry-out box sitting on the table. This venue would be perfect for a "Kitchen Nightmares" episode. If Gordon Ramsey had ventured into the kitchen, curse words would be flying. One would expect that when youre cooking (for lack of a better word) for people at $100 a plate, the food would at least be palateable. To say the least, this was a major disappointment. My daughters will never endure the embarrassment the newlyweds have had to endure. This is supposed to be a high-end restaurant. Not so!!!
Alright, Ill start with what is good. The desserts are not bad. The staff is nice. Okay now here my problem. Back in the day, their brunch was the best around: all you can eat crab legs, good pasta, and an omelet station. Well, now theyve fallen. Their shrimp is dirty and old—not fresh at all, not even a bit cleaned. The poop of the shrimp was just laying all over them. The pasta must have been canned. Honestly idk why my father made reservations here. For the price of $40 a plate, this is just ridiculous. From now on, Im going to be in charge of picking brunch. Weve given this place way too many chances. I only give it two stars because the staff is nice.
Our family decided to attend their Thanksgiving buffet and it was a total disaster. The wait staff was receiving instructions on how to do their job as we listened in. Drink orders were nonexistent. The food selection was minimal and tasted like it came from a can. Dont waste your money or your time. I was thinking about moving my boat there this summer but the place seems much more run down than I last remember.
Fantastic space. We come to an annual fundraiser here (for rare pediatric diseases). The space is upscale, clean, and not overly noisy despite a lot going on. The food and service are very good. I cant speak to the boating aspect, as these are not services we use, but it appears very well populated with boats lifted out and well winterized.
The food was delicious and the staff was courteous!!! My husband and I invited a couple of friends of ours, to attend our churchs 26th anniversary banquet last year and they enjoyed it!!!! Our church is having its 27th Anniversary Banquet there again this year!!! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!
Went for a work party with a couple hundred people, buffet table only had 5 dishes on it. Some of the guests arrived a little late because they were working, but all good was removed as they walked in. I wouldnt pay to hold a banquet there.