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Golden Lamb

27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH - (513) 932-5065
Posted By Kirt Moser on 1/11/2010 2:08:00 PM
After high expectations comes great disappointment. Took my wife and son to Golden Lamb for dinner for the first time. Knew it was pricey, but understood that the service and food were worth it. WRONG!

It took the waitress 20 minutes after giving us the menus to come back and take our orders. Throughout the meal, we hardly even saw our waitress. I don't like a hovering waiter, but this was ridiculous. My son ordered the prime rib medium rare; I ordered the shrimp and scallop fettuccine and my wife ordered chicken Oscar.

After waiting at least 45 minutes for our food, the waitress promptly disappeared again after dropping off our dishes, not to be seen again until we were nearly done eating. Prime rib arrived medium at best and close to medium-well (not even a hint of pink in the center), though we ordered it medium rare (at 5:30pm!). Neither jus nor horseradish was delivered (contrary to what was clearly spelled out on the menu). My son was stuck either eating it as delivered, or physically getting up to locate our wayward waitress and risk twiddling our thumbs for another inordinate period to get a replacement cut. Since we wanted to dine together, he graciously ate the overcooked meat.

$25 dollars for a 10-ounce cut of overcooked prime rib was hard to swallow. For that price you can get a 16-ounce cut of quality prime rib that is properly cooked at the Outback. The fettuccine was quite good and was the only highlight of the entire dining experience, but the chicken Oscar had no flavor: the chef had underused the lemon in the sauce (if there was any lemon at all; we couldn't taste it), leaving the sauce bland, and the crab was tasteless and soggy and was most surely canned crab meat, and the asparagus was woody and undercooked.

They advertise this as the "oldest" restaurant in Ohio, and I must warn you that The Golden Lamb effectively reminds patrons that not everything gets better with age. They should change the name of this restaurant from The Golden Lamb to the "Old 'n' Lame." Our dining experience proved that you don't always get what you pay for. Our first visit to the Golden Lamb will definitely be our last.

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