The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was not good at all.
Food was awesome, but I guess only 1 server working... who needs more training in the service industry. The salad came out with the food and when we ordered a simple dessert, it took so long, we had to leave not to miss our play!
When I arrived the restaurant was closed. So we had to find another place to eat at the last minute.
Dinner menu limited but dishes very well-conceived, well-prepared and enjoyable. Service is a shortcoming in that restaurant is a training site for Virginia College and wait staff, while very pleasant and eager, is very green. Missed obvious things like offering water, bread (with empty bread dish at setting), sweetener for tea, etc. I enjoyed the food very much but training of staff outside kitchen is lacking.
Went for dinner, there was only one table. One waitress. Did not check back to see how my steak was, did I need anything else, refill my water, nothing. Went for lunch today, 4 other tables, one waitress, ordered hamburger, took a long time, waitress did not refill my diet coke, had to ask her to. What do they do "back there"? Why are they "back there" when we, the paying customers are "out here" and they should pay attention to us, we are more important than whatever they are doing "back there".
Although we had reservations, the restaurant appeared to be unprepared for patrons at this
early hour (11a). We were told to sit anywhere we liked in the "Bar Area" as none of the tables in the restaurant were set for customers. Food was very good, service was excellent as provided for by the bar tender/waitress. It was a very pleasant experience, we were also afforded ample time to make the afternoon matinee at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center.
The party: my wife and I for Valentines Day dinner
Valet was professional and quick
Champagne Cocktail is recommended from the bar
Gumbo was tasty
The most expensive item on the menu, the fish, was covered in salt. It's all I could taste. Wife's shrimp and grits so-so; very little cheese or bacon.
Both entrees were small; even by fine restaurant standards.
Hostess seated us right inbetween two other couples; even though the place was almost empty. Before I could leave, guy next to me (also trying to leave) ask if he could borrow the pen waitress left on table. I was able to hand it to him, both of us seated, with no effort.
We made the most of it but expected more for a $100 dollar dinner (two drinks, two soups, two entrees and tips).
I ate at Century for the first time for a Valentine's dinner. The restaurant is priced as upscale, and the environment was inviting aside from the volume being up on a TV basketball game at the bar. That was odd, especially since the restaurant was small. Another odd thing was our waiter. He acted as if he was serving at a family chain type place, and we had to ask him to do basic server things like refill water, take plates, etc. Professionalism was really lacking.
Food: The crab cakes were excellent, the Teres Steak entrée was delicious, but the shrimp and grits were so so. The tails and veins were still attached to the shrimp, even though they sat in a mushy blob of stuff, making it really hard to cut the tails off. The blob tasted good, but the texture was hard to wrap my mind around. I won't order that again. At any rate, it could be a great place if they got some professional attitudes in there, along with a bit more common sense.
We were so surprised to find out how good
This hotel restaurant was.
Very good food and service.
The pear coffee cake was exceptional, and the crab cakes very good .
Perhaps their affiliation with the culinary school was the reason for the quality of the food!
The restaurant accommodated our party of 8 and treated us like family - royal family! The service was spectacular and the food was outstanding!