Redhound Grille used to be one of our favorite places to have dinner. From when it first opened on Paoli Pike until a few months ago it was always fairly flawless.
Not anymore. It’s like a hound that has lost its scent.
So I’m thinking they need to decide what they want to be when they grow up. Do they want to just be a local taproom, or do they want to be a restaurant? Or a hybrid combination of both?
It’s a little hard to tell.
They advertise they do catering, but with a kitchen as currently uneven as theirs is, file under save your money.
Tonight they were rocking another odd fossil crowd with a band called Zoot Suit. It was the second time we had the misfortune to be there when they were playing. They are as inconsistent a cover band as the food currently coming out of Redhound’s kitchen. Zoot Suit has a following, which has now surprised me twice. But if you don’t like the band, you can always go see one of the band founders impersonate Ben Franklin – a freakish sort of sacrilege. But hey, cover band and cover historical figure impersonator…I guess it all makes a weird sort of sense.
Anyway, I liked it better when there were fewer theme nights (bingo, quizzo, karaoke) and they were just the Redhound: good food, good drink.
I don’t know why or where Redhound fell off the awesome train, but I wish they would get it back. They just keep missing the mark. And they truly have terrific staff and a great atmosphere. That is what has kept us going back to give the kitchen another try. But we’re not going again for a while. It’s like throwing good money after bad.