Friday, January 11, 2008

I noticed with curiosity that the Cedar Crest Motel Restaurant on Rte 1 in Camden has changed its name to the Elm Street Grille. Greg and I went in the other afternoon around 3:30 and had a sausage and chicken alfredo pizza with spinach and it was really good! I like the ski chalet atmosphere of this place and also like the fact that its a bit off the path while still being on Route 1. There are no windows facing the road, so you are pretty cut off when you go into the place. I think there are some kinks that need ironing out, like the salad bar being right at the front door and having no hostess station, but other than that, we like this place and would go back for the regular menu anytime.
We tried valiently to go to dinner in Camden on Tuesday night and try someplace that we've not been before. Apparently though, almost everything is closed on Tuesday nights in that town! We ended up going to the Waterfront and having an ok time. The service sucked to the point that "J," one of the diners at our table, went to the front of the house and complained that we'd sat for 20 minutes without a drink!
Greg and I both had pear and goat cheese salads, I had the potato and cheese soup, which was ok, but had large lumps of grilled cheese floating around in it, making the texture something I didn't want. Greg had lobster crepes. We were both sick as dogs the next morning with stomach problems. Luckily for me, I didn't get it so bad as I had to do my Salem Mass and back trip that day. Greg was hurting though and thought about the emergency room for a while before spilling his guts and relieving the bloat....Not recommending the Waterfront in Camden anytime soon.