An Excellent Fine Dining Experience in Germantown.
I just started eating at Equestria within the past month or so, and my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
On our second time there, our server talked about some of the changes they've made to improve the dining experience there. It seemed odd to us at the time, since we were new customers. But now that I've read some of the negative reviews here, it makes more sense.
It seems that they've taken the bad reviews into consideration and have tried hard to make improvements. And I think they've succeeded. Our experience there was excellent. So if you had a bad experience there in the past, you might give it another try.
Why are there reviews up here from 2004? Let's get current!.
I live in the area and eat at Equestria on a regular basis. I love being able to go and have 2 appetizers for dinner. Sometimes we will go and have an appetizer and split an entree if we aren't that hungry. The service is wonderful, very attentive and usually pretty quick.
I also like how the menu changes for the seasons using their fresh grown ingredients.
My food has always been fresh and delicious, but if you werent satisfied with yur meal, you should have mentioned it to the waiter or manager and they would have fixed it on the spot, like any quality restaurant.
Go sit at the bar an order for a change or in the spring, sit outdise on the deck, it is fabulous!
Equestria provided the worst dining experience of my life.
The food was greasy, not well seasoned, and cuts of meat sub par. The $9.00 appetizer consisted of 2 small (1 inch) fried goat cheese puffs. The $10.00 mushroom appetizer was nothing more than mushrooms and grits floating in a small bowl of something that tasted like maple syrup (disgusting). Our steaks were something you would get at Chili's or other lower priced chain restaurants. The $$$ dining tab was truly not deserved especially when compared to other fine restaurants in Memphis and its surrounding areas. You will find a much better dining experience anywhere else.
I was disappointed. Sorry, guys, but this place was a disappointment. The food was pretty good but way overpriced.
Locomotion. On top of the garden that is in service and the animals they keep, a few new chefs are working there and the menu has changed.So check it out. Before you post on any restaurant in the future, think about the people you are disrespecting by slandering their work. These are Americans working hard for a living, fueling the economy that is so delicate in the last decade. Lest we not forget what this country is all about.
worst food anywhere, avoid at all cost, staff was friendly and that is the only good thing about the whole place. I was very unhappy with this place and would not recommend it to anyone. The food was terrible,over priced, small portions, went home hungry. I could feed a small family for a week for what I paid for 1 meal and get better food. The crab cakes were only the size of a half dollar and very expensive and not that tasty. The cheesecake was the best thing I ate, but over priced for what you get. Had a beef appetizer with artichokes and bread crumbs with a fancy name, but the beef pieces were burned up along with the bread crumbs, not very good.
Good Germantown Location. We just moved here, it's hard to find great food in the suburbs, several new friends suggested (highly) this place- WHOA, I don't know how they think this stuff is great food at all, it's high priced for the grade of food, I think they may try hard but they don't cut it in our book, the menu is diverse but the quality is just not there at all, we can't figure out why there aren't better truly upscale restaurants in an area with expensive to extremely expensive houses ! all there seems to be is hamburger and bbq joints, pub food and Chili's junk- we moved from FL with my job and so far this experience is disappointing (food)- one of my friends and co-workers suggested we go downtown to eat ! WHAT ? travel to the center city for a decent meal ?? I can't think of any suburb in the US that a man with his wife has to go back to a downtown area in a large city to have a decent dining experience !! that is too bizarre, but we are still looking here around our suburb of Germantown for decent food ! so far NOTHING
There should be truth in advertising AND comments !!.
The truth about this place centers on the need to be perceived as a polished, upscale restaurant when it simply fails the test on many fronts.
Second beware of self promotion. The reviewer just below, listed as 'mps901' is in FACT , MARRIED to the owner and is the owner, Michelle P. Scott ('mps"...901=area code for W TN).
This is a cheap and insulting tactic to prop up a mediocre dining 'experience'. It's also bogus.
Truly great restaurants don't have to have their own owners brag about their establishments on line or anywhere else.
The food there, in my humble opinion, is nothing special, although Memphis does not have much to brag about in upscale, suburban independent restaurants in the first place.
A little research was in order HERE to let the readers of this site that 'mps901' is REVIEWING HER OWN establishment in a positive manner.
This place is excellent, you won't be sorry.. I just do not understand these reviews. We go there often and all of our friends. We know fine dining and great food and they have it. I guess everyone has the right to thier opinion but Chef Kevin really does a great job. The restaurant is locally owned and you can tell that the owners really care about the quality of the food. Thier fish is the best. GIve it a try you will not be dissapointed.
for a train depot maybe !
How does this place stay in business. It has reinvented itself a couple of times and I'll give them credit for changing the menu a couple of times, but if you start with inferior ingredients it does not matter how many time the menu gets updated. It's a great suburban location in Germantown but a little too close to freight train tracks for an upscale or wannabe upscale restaurant and lounge. I'd scrap the concept and try something that seems to work in Memphis TN, maybe another Mexican joint or a BBQ shack. Another suggestion is to keep the owners themselves from writing positive reviews of their own restaurant on this and other sites (e.g. cs901 and michelle scott, the married owners) That seems a bit underhanded and weird.
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