MyRye.com Rating*: 2 Garnets
It's not easy to coordinate a night out with a group a friends, so we were pretty excited when eight of us planned a night out at Lolita, a Mexican hot spot in nearby Greenwich. Plenty of others have raved about how cool the place is, how good the food is and how thirst quenching the 100 types of tequila are.
Westchester Magazine said Lolita "boasts a sophisticated take on South of the Border." The Port Chester Westmore News said the restaurant is "a fun place with a lot of energy built upon a solid foundation of first-class Mexican food."
MyRye.com says Lolita is a deafening disappointment.
We are all for some good music on a Saturday night. But when the good music is so unbelievably loud you cannot hear your wife who is sitting right next to you (yelling in your ear) much less a friend across the table, that's just obnoxious. And when we asked the waitress (when after much effort we finally signaled her over to our table) if she could ask the powers that be to lower the volume, her facial and verbal response was somewhere between disinterest and disgust.
(PHOTO: My dinner in the dark.)
Adding to the pounding-ly loud music, the room was so dark you could hardly read the menu or see your food. That's too bad because the food was actually very good. But eating good food under duress is not fun. Especially when the evening is not inexpensive – dinner for two was $135.
If you are attracted to the tragically hip, you may still have to take the trip to Lolita. Buyer beware. And bring your ear plugs, a flashlight and your platinum card.
Lolita, 230 Mill Street, Greenwich (Byram), 203-813-3555.
5 Garnets: Excellent. A must for any MyRye.com reader.
4 Garnets: Very Good. A solid performer.
3 Garnets: Good. But you can do better.
2 Garnets: Major Deficiencies. Tell the other couple you’d like to go somewhere else.
1 Garnet: Run for the hills.
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