Olympic Restaurant (Jacket and Tie requested!)
"The dining experience in the Olympic restaurant differs slightly from that of the ship's main restaurant, The Metropolitan. In the Olympic restaurant, dinner includes four courses. Each course is offered with a suggested wine served by the glass [$9.00 to $45.00 per glass]. If you so wish, you can enjoy almost limitless opportunities to taste and compare a delightful variety of wines. Or you may decide to choose from among the nearly 200 labels offered on the restaurant's wine list" - or so says the invitation.
The décor and table setting was perfect. The waiting area (see attached photo) was impressive-only wish the service could match!! Our dinner seating was only 1 ¾ hour and we felt rushed. Our regular dinner partners were in the Olympic restaurant almost 4 hours and could never flag their waiters. Inconsistent service!
Our waiters gave us the impression, that they were doing us "a favor" by waiting on our table. The explanation of the cheese selections were rapid and almost indecipherable (but some great cheeses-wish I knew what we ate!). We followed most of the chefs recommendations and had "no special" cooking or service at the table.
We ordered a bottle of wine which was placed out of reach. Our last glass was poured after the final coffee-poor! The petit fortes, dessert and coffee were served all at once.
Try to go in a group of 6 to 8. The 2 seat groups are all next to pillars and are terrible tables. Well we've now "been there and done that" and would not go again.
Reservations to the Olympic restaurant can made for only one date [thank goodness]. We were all thankful our regular Metropolitan restaurant was EXCELLENT with great service!!