Orem >Chef's Table
Missed opportunity & cautionary tale.
Our VP of sales was coming in from Atlanta, GA and I wanted to impress. Surely Chef's Table would be the place to deliver so I made advance reservations.
ONE HOUR prior to my reservation, Chef's Table contacted me indicating they would not be able to honor the reservation and needed me to move an HOUR later...I consented as I had talked up Chef's table and had no other options at the late hour. Thank goodness my VP was considerate.
At our appointed hour we showed up and ordered a bottle of sparkling wine (that is still shown on the menu btw) and were informed this was no longer available but a more expensive bottle was that the chef would "discount" $10 but would still be $20 more than we originally were planning on spending. We said no thanks. I felt a "bait & switch" happening but said nothing.
We ordered our entrees from the set menu and ordered glasses of wine from the NEW wine menu provided which was significantly more expensive then the first one we were presented with or the one posted on the internet. The VP ordered a Coppola Merlot (a red) and I ordered a Riesling ( a sweet white) for a total purchase price of $18.00. The server comes out with two WHITES and promptly wanders off. A horrible Chardonnay he tries to pawn off on me and who knows what on my VP. We send BOTH back when we can get his attention and I then receive a ROOM-TEMPERATURE Riesling and thankfully the VP seems to be happy with the Merlot they bring. (I suffer in silence not wanting to ruin the VPs evening and cause additional problems).
Needless to say the waiter was moderately attentive but incompetent. Not being a drinker is no excuse...If he didn't eat fish, I'd still expect him to know his business if fish was on the menu.
I was horribly embarrassed at the crass way the server handled the now thrice-mixed up performance especially at the equivalent of $45.00 per plate. There was no apology, just an excuse that he had someone else poor the wine. Good gravey, he didn't know a merlot from a white wine and he expects us to order $10 glasses of wine from him???? (the cheap stuff on the wine list)
The food was adequate but the vegetables were served FAMILY style on one plate for the both of us. I just gave them to the VP and tried not to look horrified.
I high-tailed it out of there after our food was done and we spent the evening over a wonderful bottle of wine and superbly cooked hors d'oeuvres at a different local restaurant for less than 1/3 of the price. I will not be returning to the Chef's Table with VIPs in the future.
Watch Out Utah Valley.
Chef's Table has new owners.
After reading an article in the Daily Herald about these two Chef's that have taken charge of Chef's Table we decided to come back and see for ourselves.
We're glad we did, dinner was outstanding. It still appears to be the same but there is more. The staff is professional and attentive but relaxed and warm. The rooms are brighter and more inviting. It's louder but in a good way. There is laughter, conversation, music even a piano player. Then the food arrives and it's good, very good in fact. There are specials that make it hard to decided what to order. We choose a classic and a special. Both are outstanding, fresh, hot & tasty.
We talk, we laugh, we eat.... We're happy and you will be too!
Best experience I've had in a long time.. I went to Chef's Table not knowing what to expect... and I was so impressed. We went there for lunch one day and loved every minute of it. The Atmosphere is absolutely amazing. We were able to have a wonderful view of the mountains. The staff was amazing. I believe our server was Andrew, and he was very professional. I was treated so well by everyone there. Even the Chef comes around to say hi. The food by far is some of the best I have had. I loved their Tenderloin. A must go for all!!!
Just WOW!!. This is the best restraunt in Utah for sure. Amazingly well trained staff, great food, & a fabulous wine selection. This should be #1 on everyone's list for fine dinng.
This is Definitely the Best Restaurant in Utah. I eat at Chef's Table whenever I have a special reason to eat out, maybe once a month or so with family and friends. The service is always great. Friendly, not snobby. The food is great, tender juicy steaks, fresh fish, some nice things like lamb and duck. I like the beef sirloin filet with the mushroom sauce. My wife likes the salads and the salmon with the scallop potatoes. The chef comes around and asks about dinner, but I think that is nice. He asked about dinner and made a wine recommendation. He didn't hover, but just said hello. He seemed to know a lot of the regulars in the restaurant. Kindof cool in this day and age. This wine list is better than expected. Sometimes not everything is available, but that is my experience generally with Utah restaurants that have wine. A nice ending to a great meal was a large dessert menu with german chocolate cake, creme brulee, this rich chocolate thing and my favorite bananas foster. I think this place is family owned because it takes care of you and feels right. Service Great. Food Delicious. Pretty reasonable pricing considering the quality of the meal and fish (about the same price as Maglebys, Outback or Tucanos, but LOTS better food and service). Piano music, nice tables, quiet, relaxing. We usually spend a couple of hours visiting with friends and always leave happy and impressed with the experience. So if you are tired of the loud restaurant, bad service and mediocre food try this place it is one of our favorites. Definitely the best in Utah.
My Favorite Restaurant in Utah. My husband and I travel frequently to many places around the US due to his business. We have been to utah a countless number of times. I have found the chefs table to be the one place I must go each time we return to utah. The experience is enchanting. I have yet to find something on the menu that I dislike. My favorite entree to recommend would have to be the House Beef Tenderloin it is moist and on point. Each plate has a generous amount of food.The executive chef /owner makes the experience by being personable with the tables and checking the quality of service and food. The servers are polite and have the best etiquette I have seen in a restaurant. We love being able to see the same faces when traveling. We cannot wait to return!
Over Priced, Over Decorated and Completely bothered, several times, by the owner!.
Ordinary is the best word I can use to describe this restaurant. Nothing that would make me come back, or original. Funny to see the Chef/Owner at the tables and parading around the dining room instead of cooking...
Very over decorated and snobby waitresses that gasp if you order alcohol, and don't expect to have any more than two drinks per table because they will cut you off! Over priced and I have found better food at the local chain restaurants. Word of advice to the chef...Do something original!
If you are looking for original, top scale, romantic dining...you've got to try this place!.
This is an upscale restaraunt that offers amazing food, superb service, and a wonderful dining experience. I love that you can show up in casual wear, and feel comfortable in the high end atmosphere. The staff is extremely attentive, I also love that the owner stops by your table to see how your meal is going.
As for the price, expect to pay $100-110 for two people, that is if you get the works...such as appetizer, entree, and dessert. Its not a restaraunt I could afford to go to very often, but one that I save up for!!!!
Goodbye Sundance, Hello Chef Table.
I eat at this restaurant often with clients and like the food and the attentive service. The menu is big. The beef is very tender. I like the tenderloin marsala. The fish is great. The crusted salmon in a butter sauce is my favorite. I always get the soup over the salad. The tuscany tomato soup is awesome. My wife likes the roasted butternut squash soup.
I try to have something different each time I eat out and I have always been very happy with the food at Chef Table. The menu changes periodically so there is always something new to try. The place is up-scale,but not stuffy. Nice views in the dining room. The owner makes a point to visit you and make sure that you had a good time. The staff is well trained and has been around for a while and provides great consistent service. Pricing is moderate. This is a great place to visit with friends or to host a business dinner. Up scale, but not spendy. The restaurant is always pretty full, but if you call they will take a reservation (kindof rare for this area). They have a nice dessert menu. The strawberries and vanilla cream is my favorite. We used to drive to Sundance for a quiet night out or to entertain for business, but now we have a new favorite. The place has been around for a while and is doing everything right. Check it out!!!
Is just okay!!!!.
The place and ambience is really nice, the food is too expensive for what they offer, no creativitt in the presentations, everytnig comes with potatoes and vegetables, if I'm going to spend that kind of money I expect at least a little bit of creativity form the chef..."chicken cordon blu" u$$28 give me a break!!!!; and on top of that the fillet mignon entree is stollen from the " Tree Room" menu, where they have been making it that way for centuries, the service was pretty good it kind of save the night.
I wasn't too impress, I have spent over u$$120 in food for 2 people at Chinois in Vegas, and I can tell you I was much happier!
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