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Garden Restaurant

October 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve wanted to go to this place for a while now.  They’re only open for breakfast and lunch during the week and closed on Sundays so I just haven’t found myself available or in the area on the one day a week I can go.
Finally last Saturday Ethan and I made the drive out to route 140 in Milfors, just for this place.
This is a  little diner type place, like Harry’s in Westboro and thought it would be worth checking out.  Inside is kind of small but had a good amount of tables and counter stools.

I got a tuna melt and Ethan got a grilled cheese with ham. 

These were okay, the tuna tasted kind of cafeteria-like but it was grilled nicely.
The big disappointment was the service.  These two grilled sandwiches took 40 minutes to get and the waitress seemed to be avoiding us.  We saw people who came in after us order, eat their food and leave before we got our food.
When the waitress finally came over with our food, there was no apology or even mention of the wait and never came back to check on us.
To me this is a huge turn-off.  I’ve waited tables on and off since I was 18 and  next to food quality, it was my biggest priorty to get customers their orders in a reasonable amount of time.  I would even get into arguments with chefs/cooks over this and if for some reason there was nothing I could do, I would go over to the table and appologize, offer drinks or an appetizer  or something.  It always just strikes a cord with me when a server doesn’t care about timing.  Ethan said that he had the worst Coke ever there and it tasted like chlorine.
I hate to diss a small business but we won’t be back.

Tags: *Milford

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alison // Oct 8, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I am sorry you and Ethan had such a bad experience here. I went to this diner in July 2007 and had a good breakfast with decent service. I do agree with Ethan about the chlorine, I had water and it really tasted like chlorine, maybe even detergent.

  • 2 Trevor // Oct 21, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I’ve gone there a few times when I was a kid and I guess things have not changed. This place really is the “Greasy Spoon” of Milford.
    Go to Tony’s Place in Milford. It is much better.

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