Anyone eat at the Vineyard room recently? Ever? Enjoying dinner last night I was told by a manager that the menu will most likely be changing soon in an attempt to pull in more families. This could drastically change the entire feel to the restaurant.
For those who do not know, the Vineyard Room positions itself as what I would describe as an "extremely high end" restaurant, even more so then the Blue Bayou. The menu currently allows you a couple of options on dinner:
1) A three course meal (with or without Wine pairing and Cheese) or
2) A four course meal (with or without Wine pairing and cheese.)
These options can be expensive, like $56+ for three course meal. (Itís $100 for a four course meal with Win pairing and cheeses)
What the management is attempting to do is make the menu more conventional by removing the course options, or just allowing you to purchase an individual item without having to spring for a full three or four course meal.
What they think will happen is more families will be able to eat there. Currently they feel that a lot of families are currently turning away because they donít want to spring for a three course meal for their children. They are meeting today (1/9) to decide exactly how to do this.
I don't think it will change much. My personal opinion is that by changing the menu, they are effectively taking away one of the things that makes this restaurant different and unique from others in the DLR. In fact, by having more kids there, I will most likely stop going to the restaurant because I donít want to spend $85 a meal with little kids running around.
I understand that this will get a few more families in there because they will be able to get one item for their kids... but I still feel that this will be the restraints downfall.
It will no longer be a "high class place," just another place for tourists.
What do you think?