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I’m not a fancy-pants reporter. I would rather get some noodles on the way to class than dress-up and wear a napkin on my lap. When I went to Dragonfly, it was on a whim with a few friends. Luckily, it was not at all crowded, especially for a Friday night. I was wearing naught but a tshirt.
I spent roughly 30 bucks.
I am a college student, and that sum of money is inexcusable. I suppose high prices are clues of finer dining. Let me think of some excuses. Urban Spoon has some great ones, per their usual reviews.
For one, we had their specialty seasonal cocktails, which were altogether too delicious. Around that time they had a pumpkin-flavored coffee liquor confection and a creamy mint martini. Our meals took over an hour-and-a-half to get to us; this kept us buying 9 dollar drinks, a fair business strategy.
The reason to visit a high-end restaurant is atmosphere, which was certainly nice. Strangely enough, I loved the decor in the bathroom most of all. I may be biased on fixtures given my background, as my father owns a store that sold many of the items installed. That aside, it was so very dark. They were going for the club feel in a restaurant, however that is achieved. What it really meant for our dining experience was that even though it was nowhere close to dusk, we could scarcely read our menus.
Case in point.
Now, when the food arrived, it completely changed my mind, as fine dining is wont to do, correct? Meh. I had the eighteen-dollar Calimari in the SPICIEST sauce I have ever had. The menu said “tangy,” I think. I couldn’t even finish the stuff, since I ran out of water. The service certainly could’ve been better. I went to a really nice place in Orlando that had the simplest possible Calimari, which was incredible. Sometimes the sauce can ruin the core ingredients.
Maybe the high price ruined the mood, but despite being there with good friends, I came away unhappy. Case you haven’t noticed, I did not enjoy Dragonfly very much at all. I suppose the hostesses are attractive; but so are they at Hooters, and that has sports on the wall and wings that are actually supposed to be spicy in a tackier atmosphere.
Forget Dragonfly. I’m going to go open an Asian place that is also a sports grill and you can watch sports. I would like that way better. Maybe if I had a significant other, this could be a nice way to impress a date. Otherwise, D-Fly is a miss.