Love Earl’s but they need to return basics. The décor is too fancy for casual dining though very nice not necessary. As long time patron of Earls I’m disappointed at the price increase on the basics menu items and noticeable decrease in portion sizes.
For example at one time a Chicken Caesar was less $10.00, now it’s $10.00 for the Caesar salad alone and the chicken add on is $4.00.
I dined at Earls this afternoon during the lunch rush it was chaotic. Our server was nice enough but kept forgetting things such as cream for our teas and coffees. At times, she seemed confused as to what we were asking for and would bring back something totally different.
Wait, was okay, not overly long. The food came quickly, it was piping hot and as always mouth-watering. I had the Spicy chicken wings, which sadly were not that spicy but they were cooked well and they were succulent. My Caesar salad was crisp, fresh, with just the right amount of dressing…perfect!!
The dessert menu sadly is very sparse. Gone are the day of apple crisps, Tiramisus and THE EVER POPULAR Mocha Khula pie. Instead, it has been replaced with boring, uncreative selections such as NY Cheesecake with the gelatin blueberry compote, Gelato sundaes (gelato supplied by Mario’s Gelato on East 2nd) and some fancy French cream-puffs and the sticky toffee pudding (by far the best dessert on the menu). I’m surprised that a restaurant with such an extensive menu would offer only four average desserts…a shame really! My friend recommends that perhaps to get better dessert value you should go to Mario’s Gelato yourself.
Overall, I’ll still go to Earls but just on special occasions.