Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Review: Neal's Coffee Shop, Burlingame, CA

My reviews are usually quite long and detailed, however after the painfully mediocre dining experience I can't even bring myself to write a whole lot about Neal's.

Here's the short of it; lunch... not good! I ordered a Cobb Salad and got what appeared to be a salad of leftover ingredients; three slivers of brown avocado, four paper thin half slices of tomato and some grilled chicken crumbs. Don't let me forget the bacon; it was totally dried out and tasted like old deep fryer fat. On the bright side the lettuce seemed fresh and the blue cheese dressing was fine.

My lunch companion ordered the corned beef Reuben with green salad. Lets do the good stuff first; the side salad was OK and the marble rye croutons were nice. As for the sandwich; the filling was meager and the corned beef was full of gristle and as tough a shoe leather.

This place is like being time warped to the 80's; the menu, the food, and even the music. It's also the average age of both the patrons and the servers. My guess is breakfast is better here. How else would they get that four star rating that led me to walk in. I should have read more reviews...

1 comment:

Chow and Chatter said...

ok will not go here, like your blog Rebecca