DO NOT PURCHASE GROUPON FOR THIS RESTAURANT. My husband and I had purchased two groupons for this restaurant. While after several weeks of attempting to get reservations on a weekend or Thursday night, we were finally successful on one of the two groupons that we had purchased. They had so many customers with the same issue as we had that they extended it for the month of January. We made several attempts to use the second groupon in January with no luck! We called again today to try to use it and they said it expired. So what happens when u try to make reservations and u call several times to restaurant to make reservations and they consistently have no tables available and u have purchased a groupon? They expire! I don't see how they could do this. If I owned this business I would make sure that everyone who bought a groupon could use them! That is what advertising is all about.
I am very sorry you feel you were slighted by our establishment. Our restaurant seats 65 people. We sold 3,000 groupons that did not expire for six months. We had no idea 60% of the customers would wait until the last two weeks to use their groupon. We tried to accomodate everyone by extending the expiration date adding another month. At some point all promotions come to an end. That is simply what ours had to do. We bent the rules repeatedly during the end of the promotion period by allowing customers to use their groupons for caterings and take out orders, something that was not part of the terms. Once again I apologize if you feel mistreated, but we did our very best to accomodate everyone.
Maybe best in town. I hadn't been there in years. It was still flawless. Perhaps the best overall dining experience in town. Love you guys!
Won't go again.
The dinner menu was a piece of paper that looked like it had been printed on a printer running low on toner cartridge. The faint writing and the low light made it impossible to read. Thank goodness there were only 6 items to choose from. No salad included but you can get salad and coffee and dessert for another $20 over the already high prices. It took a while to even get bread and drinks and I've had better bread from Publix. The bread was tasteless and the butter (?) tasted like margarine. 40 minutes later the meal arrived. It was undercooked and bland. The lamb had some kind of crumb coating that tasted like cardboard. The server asked us if we needed anything else despite our drink glasses having been empty for quite some time. She never checked back with us again. The vegetables with the rib eye tasted like they came out of a frozen bag and were soggy and bland.
Overall, the service was bad, the food boring and bland, and the prices high. Oh, the ambiance was nice. Will not go again. Very dissappointing.
could be better. I like the lunch atmosphere. My friend and I both thought the food could be a bit improved though.
Not as good as it used to be. I took my staff to the Mad Platter shortly before Christmas, touting it as a great place to eat. I was sadly disappointed. The first thing you see is a board stating the specials of the day--and a copy of the specials placed at each table. We were seated and had begun to decide what we wanted--usually the specials of the day are the best things on the menu. We ordered our drinks, got them and then our server came to out table to get our food order. Not ONE of the specials was available, we were left with the regular menu selections, which were mediocre at best. We really wanted to get up and leave, but had already gotten our drinks. This same thing happened to a friend of mine. My suggestion is BEFORE you get all cozy at your table with your drinks in hand, make sure they have the food they are advertising. On my own, it would have been no big deal, but with my staff there, it was very disappointing and made me look bad for suggesting the Mad Platter. AND if you have ever been there, the prices are not exactly low. So I ended up blowing most of my annual budget for taking them out for lunch on mediocre food. Don't think I will be back...
A Romantic neighborhood spot. The 4 course menu here offers copious amounts of food but the servers are great about suggesting sharing. It makes for a good value and you will still want your main course when it arrives. Mains are well done here and beautifully presented. We are always surprised it is not busier here. I'll be reviewing soon on my web site. CagnesGourmand
Amazing Service. My birthday dinner was at the mad platter last night, and was amazing. The place is small, but they were very accomadating for our party of 20 people. I met the owner and she was super sweet. The wait staff was incredible and on top of thier game. The food was very goodl. The mad platter helped make my birthday dinner one of the best! I will definetly be returning.
Just okay this time. Service was good, love the decor and atmosphere, but my fish was cold and tough? Isn't fish flacky? I believe it had been microwaved since in was almost rubbery and the crust was soft. Other entrees at table were hot, etc.. My meal must have been cooked and set aside and then rewarmed and "set aside again". I do plan on returning and hope this was a rare occurance, but I simply could not eat the meal but chose not to send it back. The polenta cake was even worse, but the garnish was hot. Go figure, just a bad meal.
The Gem of Germantown.
The Mad Platter restaurant can be best described as "shabby chic". The food is tremendous and the service is great !!!
It's located in the heart of historic Germantown. I've eaten there several times and never been disappointed.
Excellent Dinner. My husband and I went for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The service, food and ambiance were all excellent. Our server gave us great food suggestions and once we both chose our entrees, he gave us a superb wine suggestion that went well with both dishes. The five-course option has been mentioned in previous reviews, but happily they now have a three-course option as well. That worked great for me. The Ravioli appetizer was fantastic, as were the Duck and Lamb entrees. We will definitely go back.
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