14 Cedar St. Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 •theparlordf.com
If this was just about the food, it’d be an easy 5 knives. After all, ever since The Cookery opened, this chef can do no wrong in my eyes. That said, apparently the rest of his staff can…
From the moment we sat down our problems began, mainly because the seats we sat down on weren’t clean and my wife wound up staining her silk skirt on oily mushrooms left on her chair! Fortunately it was black silk, so it should hide it well. If not, should the owner be reading this, we might be sending you the DC bill.
But that was only the fair warning, which we failed to heed. Next came the pies, but not the beer I had asked for. And upon looking over at the bar, some ten minutes later, I witnessed the bartender at the far end, chatting up some friend, with no intentions of pouring my pint. But wait, it’s worse than that. He didn’t even pour it. All he did was open a bottle and hand it over with an empty glass- and the waitress didn’t even bother to poor the beer either. Nor did she ever clear the empty bottle from our over-crowed tiny table.
All this said, the pies were great, but we knew they would be as we have had them prior at The Cookery and at the Chappaqua Farmer’s Market (highly recommend the lemon- yes “lemon” pizza, and the asparagus pie). So, knowing how good the CHEF is, we pressed on for dessert, which was also pretty great. The oatmeal, bacon cookie with vanilla gelato. Great combo of flavors. Sadly, however, they managed to screw this up too, by serving it with 2 out 4 dirty side plates!!!
At this point I was almost a bit grossed out to be honest, as I started to fear for myself and my family as I sincerely doubt that this place meets health codes. I mean I totally get the grunge/dirty vibe of the decor, but taking it to the seats and the plates is pushing it.