Senoia >Founders Restaurant and Bar Senoia
“The service was excellent.”
Celebrated a 90th birthday. Had a nice time and good meal.
Great food ,great environment ,just overall great place to dine
Had brunch on Sunday morning. Excellent food, excellent service.
our first visit and was very happy with the entire evening.....definitely want to return!
This is one of my favorite restaurants
on the South side. The ambiance is fantastic, they serve their very own fabulous version of fried green tomatoes. I get them every time I am there.
Decent wine selection. I've always had very good service - friendly and professional.
Terrible Service, Small Portions and High Price!!.
My wife and I met my Aunt and two cousins in Senoia, Ga. to go to the Cotton Picking festival in Gay, Ga for the weekend. We all stayed at the Varanda Bed and Breakfast. When we arrived at the B&B we ask were was a good place in town to eat. She highly recommended Founders Restaurant. (She must get a kick back from the restaurant for sending guest to them)!!!
She even made our reservations for us. So at 6pm we show up and I was ask did we have reservations and I replied we did, but I noticed the place was over half empty. The waiter we had was either very new at being a waiter or just a plain dumb ass! He ask if we would like to have any wine and my wife asked him what he recommended for a good house red wine. He started blabbing off about 20 wines so fast then he stopped and said so I guess a good glass of Chardonnay would do? Like I said dumb ass, Chardonnay is a white wine. My wife said never mind, she'll just have water. We ask for lemon for our water we never got. then we ordered 3 appetizers
2 orders fried green tomatoes and 1 steamed mussels. They came out with 2 plates on tomatoe order with 2 fried tomatoes on each plate with some red drizzle on the plate with absolutely no flavor. So that's 4 fried green tomatoes for about $16.00. The mussels tasted like those you buy in the frozen seafood section in the box you heat and serve. We ask do we get any bread? The waiter said yes he forgot. He brought the bread then we asked do we get any butter for the bread, again he said yes and had to go get it. We had to ask for salt and pepper, the waiter bring this tiny shalt shaker and a giant pepper mill. I said don't you have just a regular pepper shaker, he said no they don't if we want pepper on any thing he will do it. I said then just leave the pepper mill on the table, and the dumb ass said he would come by each time we needed extra pepper on anything and do it himself. (IT WAS HIS JOB). We got out main courses and honey they would not fill up a tea saucer with the small portions and no one at our table said any of it had much taste of what they had. One of my cousins ordered fried oysters (extra crispy) and when they came out she had to send them back because they were raw!! The waiter forgot to give my wife her side dish with her fried lobster tail (which the waiter told her was a 8 oz. tail) but looked like a large shrimp on the plate!! He did go get her other side dish though after asking twice. I offered to pay the bill for everyone.Then the waiter brought the check since it didn't take too long to eat no more than they had served us. And my wife would have blown a gasket right their if it had not been for us being with my Aunt and cousins. The bill was $138.70 and they automatically (not mentioned anywhere on the menu) added 18% gratuity $24.96. Grand total $163.66 and that's with nothing to drink but just water!!
The bill had under the 18% gratuity (additional gratuity) and a space to add more. My wife wrote( NO UNDER PROTEST) signed the bill and we left (all still hungry). So if you'r going to visit beautiful Senoia, Ga. and it is, plan on eating at the other eating establishments they have there. Pizza or a sandwich shop. We should have had the pizza. That's where everyone was at, so it must be pretty good and not near as damn expensive.
PS, Whoever responded to my review (the service was excellent) must have been the waiter!!
Not so good!. I bought a groupon for this restaurant and was very disappointed. We went to have lunch and you can not use the groupon at lunch, it has to be at dinner. The groupon did not say that, so we could not use it. My sister was here from Milwaukee so we thought we would take her to this restaurant! The service was BAD, the portions were VERY small, the prices were VERY high, my sister ripped her dress on the wood bench that we sat at, and when we got the bill the prices on the menu were not the same as what we were charged. Even though we still have the groupon, we might give it to someone else to try. I would never go back.
Founders - Need to Find a Chef.
The people in our party ordered relatively simple, straightforward fare at lunch the other day and all but one of us was disappointed. Unbelievably (to me) even the hamburgers were awful. Fries and okra were equally as bad - cold and soggy. There has got to be a problem in the kitchen - I've shared my story with at least 6 others since my visit, and they've all told me they had similar experiences. One big negative that I keep hearing is that the food is not what people expect. I also keep hearing that usually one or two people in a party are satisfied with their meals, and the rest of the party is very disappointed. Apparently, a few of the dishes are fine, but it's a VERY mixed bag at this place, which is a shame since the decor is so nice. This leads me to the reason I'm taking the time to write this review. I would really like to see this restaurant succeed - nice interior and Senoia is a cute town, but the food really needs a lot of attention - waaay too inconsistent right now.
BTW Service was fine, until we needed our check and then the waiter disappeared, and we had a hard time getting his attention.
Worst Food Ever for the prices they charge.
First I called to make a reservation, a gentleman answered the phone, we were taking my sister there for her birthday, I asked if they do anything special for birthday’s and was told “we have candles”, I was shocked, I wasn’t expecting a birthday cake or to have chucky cheese come out and sing happy birthday, I wanted to know what special desserts the restaurant makes. I thought that was very rude, but I liked what I saw on the menu and couldn’t wait to try the place out. I will talk about the Pro’s first and then the Con’s.
Atmosphere, the place is really nice.
Band was awesome.
Service was awesome.
Hot Pimento Cheese Dip- The only good thing we ate.
The food was horrible! I have been to expensive places, I don’t mind spending 300.00 on a dinner as long as the food is exceptional, I mean five stars is what I am expecting, not even close for this place. Whoever is cooking needs to go back to school. Seriously, the food was bad. The temperature on all the items we ordered below was Luke warm; food should be served hot. Also we ordered a bottle of wine for the table and two of the wine glasses on the table were dirty one had a lipstick stain on it and the other had greasy finger prints.
Fried Green Tomatoes- Tomatoes where cut way too thick, they were like chunks! Fried green tomatoes should be sliced thin, every southern cook knows this.
Blue Crab Hushpuppies- Where was the blue crab? We couldn’t taste any crab meat in the hushpuppies, tasted like mush, also the hushpuppies looked burned on the outside, we couldn’t tell if it was supposed to look black on the outside???
Vidalia Onion Soup- Salty!!
Pecan Crusted Chicken- Nothing about the outside of the chicken tasted crusty, the meat was dry on the inside.
Wild Norwegian Salmon- The menu states cooked in an iron skillet, I expected the bottom of the salmon to be crunchy, salmon was mushy on the bottom.
Black Angus Filet Mignon- We ordered Medium but got Medium rare. The meat was not cooked properly, filet mignon should be pan seared on the outside, not even close to getting right.
At this point, we didn’t even want to try desserts because the food was so bad. I was not impressed. I have been to many nice places and don’t mind spending the money on good food, but this place was way too expensive to be charging people these prices when their quality of food being served is not good.
Will never go back.....
I hate giving negative reviews but I have tried Founders 3 times now.
All 3 times it was disappointing. The dinner menu was WAY to expensive and didnt taste good at all. My husband had the Lobster Ravioli and he is still trying to find where the lobster was in that ravioli !!! I also tried the green fried tomatoes....nothing southern about them at all. The asparagus was great, i have to admit. The Angel hair pasta was way over cooked (wonder if the chef ever heard about al dente) and in one big clump. I went to Olive Garden to get some real pasta after that. Like i said, I will never go back there. We need a REAL restaurant in Senoia. I think Founders is a LOOKER but not a COOKER....it looks nice but that is all . Maybe if they will hire a real chef the restaurant might get some customers that will come back.
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