Layton >Maccool's Public House
Great place to eat. We were looking for somewhere different to go to celebrate our daughters birthday. Here husband suggested going to Mac Cool's and try them out. They came from Draper and we came from Roy. When we got to the restaurant we had to wait about 15 minutes till the rest of the family got there. We were served a drink and some sweet potato fries. The staff was very friendly and told us that they would guide our family to where we were seated upon their arrival. When the rest of our party arrived we were served our drinks and our orders were taken. Our food arrived in a timely manner. Since none of us had been there before we sampled everyones selection. We all enjoyed what we tasted. The atmosphere was very charming. We would highly recommend this establishment for their good food and great service. We are looking forward to be able to go back with our family and friends.
Avoid this restaurant !.
This is one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had.
The atmosphere was more cafeteria than pub with far too bright overhead lighting and uncomfortable, uninspiring wooden tables and chairs. The service was mediocre at best. Our server seemed in a hurry for us to make a decision - even though the restaurant was not busy. When we asked for more time we were ignored for 20 minutes. After finishing our appetizers the server expected us to keep our dirty knives and forks for the entrees and seemed puzzled to be asked for clean silverware. The utensils were cheap and insubstantial pieces similar to a high school cafeteria. I was starting to expect our food to be delivered on a plastic tray.
My husband ordered the potato-leek soup as an appetizer. What arrived was a green-grey, bland, inedible mush. We couldn't tell if the server had made a mistake and delivered split pea soup or if this was actually the potato-leek. The other three diners in our party split the appetizer pierogies. These were barely acceptable - but were obviously started life as pre-packaged, frozen portions. Our entrees ranged from barely mediocre to nearly inedible. The fish portion in the fish and chips was tasty but meager and the one thing you expect to be good in an American restaurant - the chips - were frankly bizarre and inedible. Rather than going for a good steak fry or even a standard MacDonald?s style french-fry the chips here were a literal interpretation - thick cut American style "chips" which were hard, chewy, and bland. Perhaps someone needs a lesson in the British definition of a chip. My entree, the Guinness stew, was bland and close to inedible. Our companions had little to say about either the shepherd's pie or the trout.
My impression of the place was that it will be catering to the teens who frequent the nearby Mega-plex theater and not adults looking for good food and good atmosphere for a nice evening meal. Pass this one up.
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