Mohawk Station FOOD REVIEW

Mohawk Station FOOD REVIEW

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Customer

Nedrow, NY

#1 Jul 7, 2012
Went there for the first time and aside from the place looking nice and clean, that was about it for the positive end of things.

What the hell is a clothing store doing in a restaurant and why is the train car not being focused on in the back?

Food seemed bland and very below average as cuisine. Seems like they use a lot from the can and takes short cuts on preparation. Usually I feel full when leaving a good restaurant but this place I felt hungry still.

Does not seem like they have an actual chef cooking, but maybe a cook who thinks they know how to cook.

Very sad to think that a nice place like that has poor quality food.

Fire the cook, reduce the items on the menu and focus on good dishes that are made from scratch and not from can or pre packed foods like french fries. Watch the cooking shows if you want to know what to do in a restaurant.

Since: Jan 09

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#2 Jul 7, 2012
Customer wrote:
Went there for the first time and aside from the place looking nice and clean, that was about it for the positive end of things.
What the hell is a clothing store doing in a restaurant and why is the train car not being focused on in the back?
Food seemed bland and very below average as cuisine. Seems like they use a lot from the can and takes short cuts on preparation. Usually I feel full when leaving a good restaurant but this place I felt hungry still.
Does not seem like they have an actual chef cooking, but maybe a cook who thinks they know how to cook.
Very sad to think that a nice place like that has poor quality food.
Fire the cook, reduce the items on the menu and focus on good dishes that are made from scratch and not from can or pre packed foods like french fries. Watch the cooking shows if you want to know what to do in a restaurant.
That's pretty much it. With all the resources out there today there is no reason to not be able to prepare a dish well.
Another customer

Nedrow, NY

#3 Jul 7, 2012
I usually go out a few times a month locally and will never go back there. I am out the money and the food did not fill me up even close.
Place is not run to maximize profits.
The Table at Fort Plain

New York, NY

#4 Jul 7, 2012
Wife and I have dined several times at a new restaurant in Fort Plain called The Table and WOW -- it is absolutely phenomenal!

Do yourself a favor, make the scenic 20-minute drive down 5S for spectacular food and environment. The chef is a REAL chef (not failed diner hacks who run the Mohawk Station) who produces fresh, locally sourced and simply delicious meals.

Had the osso buco, amazingly good. Wife had the veal scallopini, melt in your mouth deliciousness. And just last week, we both had the fish fry and I kid you not -- the BEST fish fry either of us have ever had!!

Check this place out, they have a website www.thetableatfortplain.com and they are on Facebook too.

yes of course we have tried the Mohawk Station too, what regrettable experiences. the OP is absolutely correct, the food is dreadful. a real shame.

I suggest the Station owners pay some visits to The Table at Fort Plain and see how a REAL restaurant operates!

Since: Apr 10

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#5 Jul 7, 2012
That's a shame. But did you tell THEM that? Until people speak up and tell them they have problems,(and not just one person) nothing even has the chance to change. They do have a "Contact" link on their website.
Another customer

Nedrow, NY

#6 Jul 7, 2012
Sparkie49 wrote:
That's a shame. But did you tell THEM that? Until people speak up and tell them they have problems,(and not just one person) nothing even has the chance to change. They do have a "Contact" link on their website.
if they don't realize it then I would not stir up a issue in the restaurant. I can't believe they actually feel that food is good and cooked well. I have noticed less and less cars as the weeks go by too. The first week we could not park and now recently parking wasn't an issue.

Maybe their burgers and such are fine but I would trash the rest of the menu.
I bet they get their deserts from the box too...
Train Track

Nedrow, NY

#7 Jul 7, 2012
The Table at Fort Plain wrote:
Wife and I have dined several times at a new restaurant in Fort Plain called The Table and WOW -- it is absolutely phenomenal!
Do yourself a favor, make the scenic 20-minute drive down 5S for spectacular food and environment. The chef is a REAL chef (not failed diner hacks who run the Mohawk Station) who produces fresh, locally sourced and simply delicious meals.
Had the osso buco, amazingly good. Wife had the veal scallopini, melt in your mouth deliciousness. And just last week, we both had the fish fry and I kid you not -- the BEST fish fry either of us have ever had!!
Check this place out, they have a website www.thetableatfortplain.com and they are on Facebook too.
yes of course we have tried the Mohawk Station too, what regrettable experiences. the OP is absolutely correct, the food is dreadful. a real shame.
I suggest the Station owners pay some visits to The Table at Fort Plain and see how a REAL restaurant operates!
I think I ate there once a long time ago. I may try them again. As for the station, I don't see them being in business long with the way the food is and its tough to get customers back once bad food has been served. I wonder before they opened if they laid all the dishes out for the owner and had the owner taste each dish for consistency? The owners must be used to bad tasting food then if yes. if it was me i would have people dining in the train car especially for kids. I did not see a kids menus on there either. The place can change all they want but i will never go again and waste my money. i thought it was a steak house.

Since: Apr 10

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#8 Jul 7, 2012
Another customer wrote:
<quoted text>if they don't realize it then I would not stir up a issue in the restaurant. <snip>
Never advised to make a fuss in the joint... they have a "Contact" link on their website. When I put out my $ and feel like I haven't gotten my $ worth, personally I tell the owner if they're there and if they're not I email them or leave my phone number and request a call from the owner.

Nothing ever changes without feedback and silence is acceptance.
Minoa

Nedrow, NY

#9 Jul 7, 2012
Sparkie49 wrote:
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Never advised to make a fuss in the joint... they have a "Contact" link on their website. When I put out my $ and feel like I haven't gotten my $ worth, personally I tell the owner if they're there and if they're not I email them or leave my phone number and request a call from the owner.
Nothing ever changes without feedback and silence is acceptance.
They must know by now unless it was a fluke thing getting bad food and service. I don't waste my time going back to try a second time. The place should have been great from the get go. i figured it was good when you see all the cars when they first opened, but i guess the novelty wore off.

What the hek is in that clothing SHOPPE? You don't even walk by it in there unless you get up and go in the other room. Who would go shop while having dinner?

Since: Apr 10

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#10 Jul 7, 2012
ps. and I don't "make a fuss" in either case. I simply an politely explain my view of the place and the reasons why and also that most likely they've lost my business as well as word of mouth recommendation. Again, not loudly or nastily, very politely and 'matter of factly"
screamer

Nedrow, NY

#11 Jul 7, 2012
Sparkie49 wrote:
ps. and I don't "make a fuss" in either case. I simply an politely explain my view of the place and the reasons why and also that most likely they've lost my business as well as word of mouth recommendation. Again, not loudly or nastily, very politely and 'matter of factly"
I would scream in the place and make a scene.

Since: Apr 10

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#12 Jul 7, 2012
Minoa wrote:
They must know by now unless it was a fluke thing getting bad food and service. <snip>
I wouldn't count on that at all. Have you ever seen a show called Restaurant Impossible? Nine out of ten times (at least) the owners think their food is fabulous until Irvine video tapes or gets web review from their customers.

Nothing will ever improve if no one says anything and why should anyone be afraid to tell the place what they think? You paid your hard earned(I hope) money to go there and have a right to your opinion. If more people spoke up, things will change. As I said earlier, silence is acceptance.
Puke

Waterloo, NY

#13 Jul 7, 2012
Try Brians Roast Roach Deli for the best food cooked in the filthiest kitchen around!
If you are lucky you will get some hair or insects in your food to go along with your horrible case of food poisoning!
The Table at Fort Plain

New York, NY

#14 Jul 7, 2012
Train Track wrote:
<quoted text> I think I ate there once a long time ago. I may try them again. As for the station, I don't see them being in business long with the way the food is and its tough to get customers back once bad food has been served. I wonder before they opened if they laid all the dishes out for the owner and had the owner taste each dish for consistency? The owners must be used to bad tasting food then if yes. if it was me i would have people dining in the train car especially for kids. I did not see a kids menus on there either. The place can change all they want but i will never go again and waste my money. i thought it was a steak house.
Not sure what you mean by a "long time ago," but Table in Fort Plain has only been open a few months. They completely renovated top to bottom a former hardware store on 5S (Canal St) in the middle of the village. Very impressive.
Interest peaked

New York, NY

#15 Jul 7, 2012
The Table at Fort Plain wrote:
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Not sure what you mean by a "long time ago," but Table in Fort Plain has only been open a few months. They completely renovated top to bottom a former hardware store on 5S (Canal St) in the middle of the village. Very impressive.
Checked the web-site, looks like I want to try it, but no pricing. That scares me away. We go out to eat on average of 2-3 times a week, so we arenít cheap, but how much do I need in my wallet before I enter the place? What if we stopped in with only $80 in our wallet & dinner happens to be much more? Sounds like an expensive place?? Tell us more
Literacy

New York, NY

#16 Jul 7, 2012
Interest peaked wrote:
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Checked the web-site, looks like I want to try it, but no pricing. That scares me away. We go out to eat on average of 2-3 times a week, so we arenít cheap, but how much do I need in my wallet before I enter the place? What if we stopped in with only $80 in our wallet & dinner happens to be much more? Sounds like an expensive place?? Tell us more
The sample menus on The Table's website have prices on them.
bruce

New York, NY

#17 Jul 7, 2012
Sparkie49 wrote:
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I wouldn't count on that at all. Have you ever seen a show called Restaurant Impossible? Nine out of ten times (at least) the owners think their food is fabulous until Irvine video tapes or gets web review from their customers.
Nothing will ever improve if no one says anything and why should anyone be afraid to tell the place what they think? You paid your hard earned(I hope) money to go there and have a right to your opinion. If more people spoke up, things will change. As I said earlier, silence is acceptance.
should have given the food back and just left. Right now the station was and is the worst place I've eaten in ever and I've had a few bad ones from all over cny. I eat out a bit to get out and know food and have a collection of fine restaurants and the station is number one for worst tasting food so far.
station

New York, NY

#18 Jul 7, 2012
Interest peaked wrote:
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Checked the web-site, looks like I want to try it, but no pricing. That scares me away. We go out to eat on average of 2-3 times a week, so we arenít cheap, but how much do I need in my wallet before I enter the place? What if we stopped in with only $80 in our wallet & dinner happens to be much more? Sounds like an expensive place?? Tell us more
try the mohawk station as the food is better.
Eater

Nedrow, NY

#19 Jul 10, 2012
Just noticed this thread.
The Table at Fort Plain

New York, NY

#20 Jul 10, 2012
Interest peaked wrote:
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Checked the web-site, looks like I want to try it, but no pricing. That scares me away. We go out to eat on average of 2-3 times a week, so we arenít cheap, but how much do I need in my wallet before I enter the place? What if we stopped in with only $80 in our wallet & dinner happens to be much more? Sounds like an expensive place?? Tell us more
The prices are fair and excellent value. You can go to Ponderosa and spend $15 on some wretched steak and snot-lacquered buffet or you can go to the Table in Fort Plain and have a meal that you won't soon forget for the same sum of money.

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