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    December 27, 2014
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Lush gardens, walls of windows and richly lacquered panels are the setting for this exquisite dining experience. Under the direction of Executive Chef Douglas Anderson, the menu is a tempting mix of fresh ingredients and delicious flavors, reflecting today's respect for dining values.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Perhaps Expectations Were..Elevated
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went to Seasons for brunch on Christmas Day. I do think my expectations were a bit too high: I've been to truly dazzling events at the hotel, and the Four Seasons brand is --- well, The Four Seasons. The staff was, as always, delightful: engaging, pleasant, well-informed. But the room is better suited to a Tuesday morning business breakfast. Away from the windows and the canal views, the ceilings feel low, and the lighting dim. At the price point -- nearly $300, inclusive, for a couple, with no added liquor -- tablecloths would have been a nice upgrade from the rubberized placemats. The room was busy, and conference/meeting tables had been brought in to accommodate large family groups. Those tables had tablecloths, but gave the room a cobbled together feel. Food stations were, for the most part, in the foyer outside the dining room; dessert stations were in a room at the far back.
The food was good -- not exceptional, but generally well-prepared and, for a buffet, nicely served. Seafood was nicely presented but largely served at room temperature. Desserts were lovely but, as it to be expected, the dessert station was repeatedly pillaged by eager young diners, and the staff struggled to keep it well-tended.
Overall, I was disappointed. I hate to come back to price point, but, at the price, I really expected a memorable, gracious experience. And did not have it. The room was not particularly festive; there were few holiday touches. And -- and The Four Seasons is certainly not responsible for this -- where is the sense of occasion? It was The Four Seasons; it was Christmas Day. You can't do better than jeans and a Redskins T-shirt? I know how old and cranky that sounds, but for every lovely family group -- who truly were honoring the occasion -- there was a table where the guests could have been tailgating. Seriously?
I won't go back. Well, maybe for breakfast. On a Tuesday. In March."
Dined on 12/25/2014
 2007
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