The Goodyear House
- Open Now
Don't judge a book by its cover. The place looks very inviting and promises to be a great venue for indoor/outdoor dining and libations. Hopefully as the temperatures warm up, so does the service. We walked in for a casual drink early Friday evening, and were directed to the bar. We lucked out to find two seats at the modestly sized bar of about 10-12 people. There were consistently about 3-4 people behind the bar, making drinks, delivering food and talking to guests. After a few minutes of reviewing the menu a couple left beside us and another took their place. At this point we had been sitting for almost 10 minutes and no one on the staff had even acknowledged our presence. Another 5 minutes passes and the couple beside us start looking antsy as well. They ask if we were waiting on our cocktails or if we had been served, to which we replied that we hadn't even been spoken to by the staff. After a few more minutes of being completely ignored, we all decided to leave. 20 minutes sitting at a bar with a bartender to patron ratio of 1:3 and we even didn't get a hello. We ended up going down the street and were greeted with a smile and menus. We might try again this summer, but really for a more upscale cocktail bar, this was unacceptable. Hope to eventually turn this review into a 5 star.
We had a great experience at the Goodyear House! I actually expected service to be spotty since they just opened, but we had great service from start to finish. We started in the bar and I had the matinee at the Astor and it was great! After getting our table, we ordered the pickled veggies and the fries to start, followed by the pork schnitzel, fat city noodles and the prime rib dinner. If I had to give one negative, they never asked how I wanted my prime rib cooked and it was not only very undercooked (raw), it was not warm either. Everything else was great. Our server came by often and the manager also came by to ask how we liked everything. Will go back again- especially when it warms up to go enjoy the outdoor area.
What an awesome place! Gorgeous and inviting atmosphere, and every dish we tried was perfectly seasoned and balanced...best meal I've had in a long time! The cake we got for dessert was unbelievable, and I don't usually even like cake! Definitely going to be one of our favorite spots.
I've been fooled once and I may try it again. The staff were pleasant and understanding. I had an old fashioned like cocktail and it was weak in flavor. If you want a great cocktail right now I would choose Zeppelin or Haberdish. Nothing popped out on the menu and I understand why. The food was underwhelming at best. I had the grilled cheese and the collards or slaw on it over powered everything. A very vinegar like flavor. The french fries are what you would find at... Popeye's. The spaghetti squash was solid which is why I'm giving it a 3. It needed a stronger flavored cheese such as Gouda. Ultimately, I feel this restaurant needs to have a few staples that consistently hold this menu and have their farm to table beside it as an option. Again the staff were receptive and understanding so that, the squash, and the multiple vegetarian options will have me try it again.
Very well run restaurant and lots of exciting space available. Great lunch spot - recommend the pork schnitzel. Excited to come back during the summer months when the garage doors will be opened.