The Latham Hotel's restaurant is lacking in both food and drink.
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Atmosphere: Pleasant enough, if a bit generic
Service: Friendly and pleasant, if a bit distracted
1. Epices6 said... on Aug 30, 2012 at 04:04PM
“Excellent review, Brian! While the description of the food at Urban Enoteca will make me stick to beer nuts there, you are also describing the greatest problem for wine drinkers in PA (actually in the US in general, things are not much better from Seattle to New York): insane pricing. Yeah yeah, I know the licenses are expensive (another story) but serving up a line of cheap (and often cheaply made) wines and charging more per glass than the bottle price in the store, is simply unacceptable. Some of that swill should permanently be sold for $5 or under, while better wines could be $8 or $9 (not the $14-$18 often charged). How can a decent wine culture develop with prices like that, especially given the rotten price/quality ratio.Now on their website, Urban Enoteca lists a long list of Northwest wineries that make well-made and very good wines (bubblies by Treveri, wines by Anam Cara, Helioterra, and other reputable small producers). If their price is right, I'll be there.”
2. crackerjack said... on Sep 9, 2012 at 07:46AM
“This article makes no sense, not for someone who is supposedly in the restaurant trade, or at least supposed to understand it. The markups at this restaurant are typical for any establishment. It may be a bad wine list, but this review is full of cheap shots.”
3. Anonymous said... on Sep 16, 2012 at 02:52PM
“I love it when people are held accountable. Good work Brian. This place seems pretty clueless about what it's customers may know.”
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