What a disappointment!. Wow, we are heart broken -Parthenon has been a family favortie for over 25 years, special occasions, birthdays, anniversarys etc. You could always count on the quiet, peaceful environment, and ALWAYS count on the quality of the food. The new restaurant should not even be carrying the same name....loud, noisy , no quiet conversations going on in this restaurant, and atmosphere is a yuppie meat market. Had to send both our dinners back, one steak really overc ooked and one dish completely not as described on specials, waited over another 1/2 hour replacements. When the replacements came, still mediocre.. Very sad, farewell to the old Parthenon, we will miss you.
parthenon not what it used to be. we WERE long time patrons of the OLD parthenon restaurant. we loved the atmosphere the piano, fireplace, linen table clothes..and a QUIET romantic atmosphere. we thought we'd try out the NEW parthenon grille. YUK!!!!!! what a horrid experience. first off we went into the bar to be seated and told them we didnt want to EAT in there we were going to have drinks until a table came open. well they came to seat us and they pointed to a table directly behind us in the bar!! DUHHHHHHHHHHH! if we wanted to eat in the bar we could have eaten at the table we already were at!! sheesh! then we were seated in the restaurant. got the menus and guess what? NO PRIME RIB!! my favorite. they had taken it off the menu and the waitress said they had had numerous complaints about it. so i thought ok ill order a shrimp cocktail at least i can have that. guess what? we were told by the waitress "sorry we r out of shrimp, it was mtsu's graduation and we were slammed" i thought and u all werent PREPARED for mtsus graduation? then we ordered a bottle of wine we didnt recieve and then finally asked about it and were told... "sorry they r behind in the bar" how long does it take to get a bottle of wine out and uncork it? its not like mixing a drink. no salt and pepper shakers on the table we had to get up and get them from another table. they didnt bring our bread with our meal.we had to ask for that. and it was cold and hard. plus we were JAMMED into a postage stamp sized table against the wall to add insult to injury. this place doesnt even RESEMBLE the old wondeful parthenon. plzzzzzzzzzz reopen the other place!! plus it was noisey we had to yell to even hear each other. warning to others do NOT go here!! go to the chop house!! it has a MUCH better atmosphere and they have prime rib there! it was my birthday on top of it all. needless to say we will NEVER patronize the parthenon ever again!!
Great Food at reasonable price. Me and my nephews went in for lunch the other day and it was an absolute treat. I arrived early by myself so I went ahead got seated. The server greeted me right away. He was extremely kind and very knowledgeable of the wine list when I asked about the house wine. He also had the most gorgeous green eyes ;) ... Anyways, the menu was surprisingly cheap, so I expected small portions, but when I ordered the the club sandwich, it was 2 pretty good size sandwiches, plus it came with a side of sweet potato fries which were delicious. I will definitely be back for dinner with my husband very soon.
New changes not good. My husband and I went here 12 yrs ago for our rehersal dinner. It was wonderful. They just moved in their building across the street. We went on Wed.,3-10-2010. Our favorites they no longer have and the quality of what they do serve was terrible. No Parthenon King steak, no rasberry vinaigrette dressing. The new building is cold, dark and noisy. I hope they at least correct the food situation but wish they would open the old building back up with the warm fire place, wonderful piano and the peaceful atmosphere. We won't be back. We are heartbroken.
Fantastic!!!!. My husband decided to surprise me for our 10th wedding anniversary by taking me here for a romantic dinner. It was wonderful! The pianist was playing, white table linens and candles filled the room, and the smell of food was to die for! Our table had been set up with roses my husband brought earlier and the server brought us our special bottle of wine right away. Our server was absolutely darling, a very cute blonde who knew exactly how to take care of us. She recommended an appetizer and meals to go with our wine as well as some homemade creme brulle to send us off with! I recommend this place for everyone! I will definately be going again and again and again- even for just a Tuesday night dinner!
Great Food & a Great Place to Return To!. My experience at The Parthenon Restaurant was supurb! To start, the hostess helped us get the perfect table for us to sit, then she was very knowledgeable of the menu and told us everything we asked. The server that we had was excellent, he knew what he was doing and he made our experience that much better! And the food, let me say, was great; from the soup and salad, to the entree, and the dessert was amazing. We had a great time because the atmosphere was just perfect for a night out! I definitely would reccomend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place to eat.
Absolutely Terrible. Went there with two couples. The atmosphere was terrible and our waitress was rude. It took an hour to get our entrees and we ended up sending some back. The food was overcooked and the presentation was terrible. Even after we sent food back no manager appeared to talk to us. I guess they really don't care about their customers. Overpriced as well. I wrote a letter of complaint to the owner. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Grest Steak and Salmon.
Their steak is really good. Most places in the area overcook steak. I had a NY Strip, and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I also had salmon the next time, and it was great. They have an excellent selection of wine and appetizers.
They are a bit pricey, but not overly so I guess. For two people, we usually spend about $75 for dinner, and app, and one drink each. That's on the border of too much for a normal dinner, but we like it every once in a while. They do have coupons in the local guide, though. That's a plus.
The atmosphere is so outdated. It looks like my aunt's condo in Boca or something. However, they are building a new one...so you can't hold that against them.
I like how there's not a lot of familes there. You can hear eachother and the piano.
wonderful Steaks and Prime Rib. We recommend this place to anyone who wants a romantic dinner for two with a glass of wine and beautiful piano music. definitly 5 stars.
NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT. I have been to the parthenon four times, yet might I add I am still in my young adult years, I pick apart restaurants just as a food critic would, considering my dad is a graduate of a top culinary school. Parthenon is BY FAR one of the best restaurants in Murfreesboro, and Middle tennessee. My boyfriend always orders the steak and I cannot believe how perfectly done it is. I usually order the salmon caesar salad which is to die for. I crave it constantly. Their parthenon dip is amazing, along with several of their other appetizers. I went to red robin for my birthday and my parents spent more there then they would've at the parthenon. I regret not going here for my birthday. Which should hint to you thie prices are great for what you get. HUGE PORTIONS. It is a fabulous place for specail occasions and dates. I've been for prom, christmas eve, and date night. It has always been wonderful. Whoever can say this restaurant is not good is crazy, I think you should go here as soon as possible. I promise you wont be dissapointed!
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