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Old 01-10-2020, 07:44 AM
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Hats off to two restaurant groups for turning around failed restaurants

FMK for turning around a dismal failure into two top notch restaurants, the Blufin & the Chop House

And the Suleiman family for resurrecting the Havana, Lopez Legacy & finally the Glenview

Went to the Glenview yesterday, really good for a medium $$ dining experience and they have Stoli Elite
All their restaurants are great and the family works hard to give you a great experience. And the owner if bluefin and chop house has done the same but he needs to work on his country clubs
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Perfect! Wish they would purchase the vacant La Hacienda restaurant. Shame that historic landmark is sitting empty.
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All their restaurants are great and the family works hard to give you a great experience. And the owner if bluefin and chop house has done the same but he needs to work on his country clubs
Agree on family working hard to give great experience. Also, agree on FMK giving better attention to the country clubs they operate. Diversity in menu would be a great start! On another related issue, my son was visiting & we heard so much positive about Chop House, we decided to check it out. Horrible experience, which was disappointing based on all the positive we had heard. Manager took name & address, etc., and ensured he would send a gift card to make up for the experience. NEVER happened!
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:26 AM
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Most country clubs have heat and serve Sysco food which are Reasonably priced if that’s your thing.
I prefer the chef driven restaurants that both families are now opening in the villages my hats off to Fred and the Sulimans.
The more restaurants the more choices the better it is for all villagers.
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Heaven help you posting something positive on here. Prepare to be sternly corrected.
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We had our family here for the Christmas Holidays and went to all the above mentioned good restaurants with the exception of Lopez. We were going there Christmas Eve (8 of us), but when I saw they had a special Christmas Eve menu, I scraped the idea. The special menu prices were way over their regular prices. Why? They have no problem filling the restaurant on a daily basis. $47 for prime ribs? We went instead to the Chop House and had their regular menu which was great. Nice going Fred.
Cancelled our Christmas Eve reservations also. Was not aware of this special menu. The cost was outrageous. Hope this does not happen next year.
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Agree with Chatbrat. Would add that Evans Prairie has upped their game as well. Worth a try.
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Perfect! Wish they would purchase the vacant La Hacienda restaurant. Shame that historic landmark is sitting empty.
Historic landmark?
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Agree with Chatbrat. Would add that Evans Prairie has upped their game as well. Worth a try.



been hoping for EP
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I don’t need to be frugal but don’t like getting screwed by high prices and less than appropriate quality. Last two meals at Havana and Lopez were pathetic. High prices and poor quality beef at both. Had Stoli elite at Lopez a while back. $15 a shot, give me a break. Glenview golfer menu is disgusting. Oh, only $2 for potato chips.
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We went for Thanksgiving dinner at Nancy Lopez and was disappointing. Turkey was processed meat, not even turkey breast. The prime rib was cold and chewy, with warm juice. I’ve eaten there prior and hadn’t has a bad meal. I didn’t complain because we were with out of town family and we’re enjoying the holiday. Not sure if anyone else had the same experience. Went to Arnold Palmer the year before and the Turkey dinner was much better. New Years Eve was also at Arnold Palmer and we enjoyed the limited Entrees. All were a bit pricy but it’s TV and Holidays.
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When you go out to eat on special days, Christmas, New Years,Valentines day & especially Mothers' Day--expect to get the bum's rush--high prices, lousy food , & lousy service--its amateur hour on steroids--stay home & enjoy the company of your significant other & cook a great meal together
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New owners.. Cane no longer the same..
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:12 AM
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New owners.. Cane no longer the same..
Cane could use a bit of renovation. They had a good run and for several years was one of the busiest Country Clubs in The Villages. If you want quality food in a nice environment it’s going to be more expensive. There is something for everyone that eats out in TV.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:00 AM
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Default Love the Blufin & the Chop House but!!!!!

However, I am a dirty Martini guy and recently they decided to use canned blue cheese olives that are terrible. They taste like plastic. Bad move Frederick. You need to go back to the home made blue cheese stuffed olives..... Cut and changes like this can really ruin your restaurant...…. at $12.00 each you should have the best ingredients and best presentation.

Just an observation.... do not cut corners...you have great bar tenders and great food..... lets keep it rolling.... R/John
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