RE: Manero's Steakhouse
End of an Era
I had happy childhood memories of Birthday's at Manero's Steak House in Greenwich. I would come to the restaurant with my parents for special occasions. You always felt welcome seeing Mr. Manero at the door wearing his chef hat and greeting each of us by name. You knew you would have a great meal and an enjoyable time When I had a family of my own I continued the tradition with them. Friends all knew that a gift certificate from Manero's was always a welcomed gift for me.
Tonight I made my first visit since Manero's changed ownership.I had a gift certificate given to me in the past. When my daughter, my friends, and I ordered, I questioned if a gift certificate would still be welcome. Instead of being told that they were no longer being honored, or that it had expired, I was told that it was "counterfeit". I was shocked by that statement, but we continued with our dinner. When we were leaving I felt truly dismayed, this was the end of an era. It is sad that memories of a friendly welcome and good food are just that.....memories