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FRIDAYS AT THE PURSER’S PUB
Starting Friday, November 25 through April 21, we will be hosting Friday Night Oysters and Bubbly. We will be featuring a variety of sparkling wines from throughout the world. Join us from 5 – 8pm.
Saint Michaels, MD 21663
Farm-to-table, Continental, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:00 – 11:00am
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00 – 10:00pm
Afternoon Tea: 3:00 – 5:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(410) 745-2200 ext. 213
Close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia make this a popular spot.
If you hold your event with us, we can offer:
Five function rooms, over 5,000 square feet
Venues ideal for both small and large gatherings
High-speed wifi throughout the hotel and guest rooms
State-of-the-art audio-visual and teleconferencing technology
Extra venues for special events and themed parties
Food and drinks provision tailored to your needs
Twenty-four spacious, ultra-luxurious guest suites
Private parking for the hotel and restaurant guests.
Private Party Facilities:
Private events for 10 to 120 guests
Private Party Contact:
Sales Staff: (410) 745-2200
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Stars Ratings and Reviews
The food was very tasty the waiter, Chance, was great. We had requested a corner window table earlier in the day but they had given it to someone else which was very disappointing. Overall the service (with the exception of the table) was great and the experience was great.
In my opinion Stars has the best cuisine in St Michaels. Not cheap but worth the price. The dining room overlooks the Miles river and gardens surrounding the resort. It is bright, comfortable and elegant but not stuffy. The menu is not long but they have a choice for any taste. Seafood is key as one would expect at St Michaels. The chef has an artistic flair as the recepies all have a novel touch but still of modern style, fresh local food.
While The Inn at Perry Cabin is delightful and is a great spot for a long couples weekend, Stars Restaurant is the hotel's weak link. We had planned an anniversary dinner- and communicated that in the reservation notes, which was obviously known by the dining staff as they congratulated us when we arrived- only to find out that they had a "special table" for us alongside a family of twelve, complete with screaming kids. We decided to wait in the bar for a quieter table that never came, ultimately settling for a poor table location that no longer mattered because the family had finished. Why not eat outside, which was our whole goal in the first place, you may be thinking? Well there was an "event" that night.
OK, stuff happens, right? Let's put aside that the restaurant manager utterly failed in any kind of planning- perhaps a table by the window for a celebratory couple?- and focus on the dining experience itself.
The food is highly average and overpriced for what it is. My rockfish was "fine"- certainly nothing memorable in either flavor or presentation. Ditto my wife's dinner. What I WILL remember is the dour service from a server that had no interest in salvaging our evening. She seemed uninterested in even being there. The final indignity was a bread pudding desert that seemed to take a half hour to arrive, and predictably, when it arrived, was cold. I didn't even bother telling our server, because by that point, my mood matched hers. Did we see the manager from the time of seating on? Nope. He didn't stop by once to ask if in spite of the table our evening had improved; in fact he never stopped by at all.
Do yourself a favor: head a block away to 208 Talbot, where we dined the next night and had a wonderful evening, managed by people that get it and a chef with inspiration.
What a disappointment. When we were seated and the menus brought out our waiter noted that there were limited menu choices as the kitchen was being "refurbished". There were 5 breakfast choices/4 lunch choices/5 dinner choices. We were dining at noon and asked if we could have breakfast but we were told that was not an option. There were not many other patrons in the dining room, but in spite of that, service, though pleasant, was painfully slow. Drink orders arrived not correctly with small pours. The lunch choices were limited - $12 for a hot dog which came overly done on a dry bun with bagged chips. So sad, as the surround was breathtaking. We won't be back.
My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary at Stars. The food was excellent and the drinks as well. We split the chef's special and got the cevieche appetizer. The service was amazing and we had a great view of the water from our table. I highly recommend this restaurant.
What a wonderful view of the beautiful Chesapeake! The Stars dining room was so tastefully decorated in a traditional nautical theme. The service was wonderful. How did everyone know our name? Fresh flower arrangements on the table and all the food courses appeared to include something that had grown in the Chef's personal garden right on the property. We never felt rushed but pampered! We hope to return soon.
Rockfish, salmon and crab cakes were all good but nothing that you could not have gotten elsewhere at better prices. The ambiance, service and view have the starring roles here and justify the price. Their website was very outdated and featured specials that we were told had expired months ago.
Our experience was just average and for the money it should have been spectacular. Very overpriced, especially the drinks. We were hoping for a special dinner because it was our anniversary. However, the food and service was not special at all, as we had hoped. They seemed to rush us at the beginning of the meal, but we never saw the waiter again until the end of the meal. The restaurant has lovely views so the ambience was nice, but it was rather loud.
We were disappointed in the restaurant but would give them the benefit of the doubt as they had a abbreviated menu due to kitchen repair. That being said they had a salad bar with no lettuce, the pieces of rockfish served as the entire were the smallest I've seen in any restaurant (although they were good). The potatoes served were over cooked hash browns. We had breakfast the next morning and the omlet station had numerous flies landing on the the items you could choose for your omlet. I'd probably give them another chance when the kitchen is back in full operation but thought they could have done a much better job of execution even with the abbreviated menu.
A beautiful room with outstanding views over the Chesapeake. The soft guitar in the evening and the background piano at brunch were great. The menu was very good. The service was just ok - not bad but we had to ask repeatedly for condiments and when the food came out not all the menu items/sides came until we asked.
The average entree was around $40 - we expected better service.
We went for a special long weekend away. We ordered the crab chowder which came full of shells, medium rare duck which came out well done, and a rock fish that which came over cooked and over seasoned. When we saw the bill well over $200, we both agreed we would never be back. Over priced, every food dish had an issue and mentioning an issue to the waiter only got us rolled eyes. Avoid this place unless you want to set your money on fire just to watch it burn. I would recommend Ava's instead
Let me preface my comments by saying that we have dined frequently at Stars over several years and the experience is typically exceptional - such was not the case on our recent visit. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and had so indicated while making our dinner reservation via Open Table. No acknowledgement by staff ever was made either upon our arrival or more typically via a complimentary dessert, as has typically been our experience at Stars. Instead, the service staff seemed very new and inexperienced and not in keeping with such stellar servers as we have previously experienced (e.g. Chance). As example, just a short while after being seated, someone was running a vacuum cleaner in the vestibule for a good 10 minutes while we were trying to enjoy the atmosphere - why wasn't this cleaning done prior to guests arriving? Moreover, we were seated within a short distance from a very boisterous and obviously inebriated couple who had come from the pub and were pretty oblivious to the fact that there were actually other guests also there trying to enjoy a special moment. Never once did any staff ask these folks to dial it down. Although there are many other dining options available in the St. Michael's/Oxford corridor, we expect Stars to be a cut above and such was not the case that evening. We left disappointed and questioning if/when we might be returning.
Food was outstanding. My wife and I both had the rockfish, which was better than I even expected. For dessert, the chocolate pecan pie may have been the best I've ever had (though I would have liked the pie warmed a little bit). The reason I can't give the restaurant 5 stars was that the service seemed rushed and they had the lights turned on bright (for our 8PM reservation), so it felt like we were eating inside a family fish house rather than a 4-star restaurant. I even asked our server about it and she said the lights flickered if turned down low. Still, about 8:45 (when our rushed dinner was about over) someone dimmed the lights. A little late for us. The bright lights also seemed to encourage loud conversations around us. If I return I'll request an outside table next time.
We ate at Stars once for lunch and once for dinner. The food for both meals was outstanding. Fresh seafood and ingredients based around eastern shore traditions turned out fantastic!
We experienced a bunch of small hiccups so service was just OK. We got soup delivered without spoons, two different menus for dinner, a long wait for a glass of red wine because the manager with the key to the wine wasn't available. All of this was small stuff but prevent the service from achieving the same level as the good and ambiance of the Inn.
So glad I chose Stars for our 5th anniversary dinner. I was beyond impressed with the ambiance, the service, the food and the view. I had requested a waterview table for our anniversary ahead of time, but there were none available. We chose to sit outside on the patio, which was a great choice. Chance was our waiter - he was fabulous! Having been there 8 years, he knows the menu, had great tips on wine (we brought our own special bottle as well as special champagne glasses we wanted to use for our first toast), and you could tell he very much cared about the service he offered. I chose the crab cake appetizer while my husband chose the ceviche - the crab cake was probably the best I have ever had! My husband chose the hanger steak while I went with the duck. Again, the chef did an outstanding job on both! There was live music that was a perfect accompaniment to our lovely anniversary dinner. I would highly recommend visiting Stars if you happen to be in the area or staying for a long weekend there. Thank you, Stars, and Chance, for making our anniversary dinner very special.
We made a reservation for our 30th anniversary dinner, and were impressed by the surroundings. Then we put in an order for oysters, from a very limited menu of oysters--essentially one choice that was "sweet," meaning bland--and one of the six was broken. That is a bad practice when one is paying top dollar for these delicacies. We did not complain, but then the entree, a hot fish course, was brought cold. We asked it be reheated, but the vegetables were cold on the re-heated plate. The service was slow at first, becoming non-existent. We were pleased with the wine, so the restaurant has a good wine list. But the food preparation and service was poor. It was a great disappointment on a special occasion. We told other residents at our Inn of the disappointing service, and were told in return that a similar experience had recently been had by their son and daughter in law.
Special ordered a yellow cake with chocolate filling and white butter cream icing birthday cake when I made the reservation. Quoted price was $45 when the restaurant called me about it! Waitress didn'the seem to know about it when we arrived. Cake was stale and dry. Icing not what I ordered. Obvious that cake wasn't freshly made to order and definitely not worth the quoted price. Didn't finish the pieces served and refused to take rest of the cake home. Disappointed that a restaurant of this caliber didn't make a better effort. I expected better for the high prices charged for the meal. The waitress did take the price of the cake off the bill.
We recently celebrated our anniversary at The Inn at Perry Cabin with an amazing dinner at Stars. Our server was top-notch, the presentation of every course was exquisite, and the view of the water was lovely! I highly recommend Stars restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience!
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