Georgie: We feel your pain!
Beware! Four of us attended the Saturday Night Oldies live radio show held every now & then at the Old Mill. (Good time BTW) We have not attended in the past due to high pricing $100 / couple plus food etc. We called that afternoon for availability and we were told $49 + tax & gratuity per person for show AND dinner, set menu. We assumed, key word assumed, that they had changed their high priced ways. Well, at closing time we were handed a bill for $500. There was obviously a loss in translation. The entertainment charge was $49 pp, dinner was not included in the price as we were informed. The manager handled our situation poorly. He denied his mistake of false advertising and continuously kept walking away insisting it was our fault then called security for no reason at all. We were not being confrontational in any way we simply wanted to discuss the issue at hand.
Now the food; my friend & I chose the over priced ($38) prime rib. Our wives chose the Pad Thai. I honestly say the prime rib was very good but that is where it ends! The Pad Thai was like no other we have experienced at any other establishment. Warmed up flavourless coleslaw was my first impression. There was some sort of crispy noodle concoction which resembled a tangled ball of string after 2 or 3 applications of varathane. The mashed potatoes would have come in handy earlier in the day when I ran short of drywall putty. A dry flavourless blob of what we concluded must have derived from a box of Carnation instant mashed potatoes. To assist us in our efforts to consume the "mashed potatoes" we determined a little moisture would improve the spuds. Enter the gravy. If you like Franco American canned gravy you are in luck. I maybe incorrect about the Franco American label but the flavour did remind us of our old high school cafeteria gravy. If our deductive reasoning is wrong and it was not Franco American, well it could serve as a killer driveway sealant. The spinach, well to save time, lets just say it was referred to as Lake Erie seaweed.
As stated earlier, the show was entertaining and enjoyable. The service was somewhat friendly but lacking. We were chasing the old buggers around half the night for forgotten drink orders. We are still trying to determine if there is a dessert menu. The entire wait staff and manager seem to portray a holier than now attitude and that it was our privilege to be at their establishment.
The evening was fine till the end which left a bad taste in our mouths and not just from the food. The chef and manager should be ashamed!