Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar
Great place for tapas and small plates. Food was very good however our service could have been better. Several times we had empty drinks and had to remind our waitress for our beers and cocktails, which one of those drinks was forgotten.
Other than that, good experience but no need to return on a repeated basis.
Server Steph was fantastic!
Ad Lib was a great way to have a fancy meal for a reasonable price! The food was so fun and different. The ingredients in some dishes were so obscure that I just had to trust that it would taste great. And it did! We didn't have a single complaint. Our bartender, Isaac was knowledgable and well-spoken. Our server, Stephanie was so helpful with giving recommendations! Her energy was contagious; it made us even more excited to be there!
Your feedback is greatly appreciated! We are so happy to hear about your wonderful experience and look forward to serving you again in the future.
Food, service, and atmosphere were awesome! The valet parking was an added plus.
Birthday, but didn’t acknowledge it:(
Yes we had a great experience
We live local, but always enjoy eating at Ad Lib. Food and service are great.
Express lunches are always new and fresh. They mix up their menu frequently.
Good food as usual. Bad music choices, as usual. Don’t let your atmosphere ruin an otherwise solid dining experience.
Driving through. Had trouble finding. Guitar player with great voice played.
The food was amazing but the drinks could have been a bit stronger.
The open table menu lists one of the best whisky lists I have ever seen. I was skeptical as this is in a Hilton Hotel. Upon arrival I was told that those whiskeys are only available during whiskey month. When the manager came over she was unpleasant and said there MAY be some of them leftover what did I want. I wanted to select from the list. Food was good, typical hotel restaurant.
We came to brunch at Ad Liv to celebrate 2 November birthdays! To our surprise, they offered a buffet! The fruit was ripe and delicious, the Monkey Bread ooey gooey and the fresh omelette Swede delicious! We will come back again!
Food was good. It was packed on a Monday night so service was a little slow. Very nice ambiance. Cool place.
Great food and awesome drinks. I loved it so much I've already made another reservation. Cant believe I didnt know about this place before!
My husband and I wanted to try something new downtown, so we gave this a shot. They have a tablet to see pics of the menu which was neat. Beers were pricey but they had a variety. We ordered an appetizer, shareable plate and a pizza. Our appetizer came out last 😩 but it was DELISH! Brie monkey bread with honey, oh so good! Our server was a bit out there and we felt like she forgot about us a few times but she said she was having an off day? Macaroons for dessert were so dry they fell to pieces, not how they should be. So- was it good? It was just ok, I don’t see myself returning.
We found Ad Lib by doing a restaurant search in the area. We were on our way back home and wanted to find a place for a quick, light dinner that was not fast food. We found it at this hotel restaurant! The restaurant was not very busy, but everything was great! The server was friendly and made some great suggestions. We ordered wedge salad, roasted cauliflower, the small spaghetti squash (they offer 2 preparations) and the lamb shepherds pie. All were served quickly and tasted great.
Our group had six people total. The server was curt, almost to the point of rude. She took our menus away before we were finished ordering. Sorry that we were ordering slow. We had trouble getting a server to continue to take our orders. We were planning on spending at least another $100 on entrees, but it appeared staff would have rather have us spend our money somewhere else. Which, we did.
Serving staff were very attentive and couldn’t be more helpful.
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Very nice décor. Quality of food and presentation is very nice. Entrees seem a little overpriced but small bites and handhelds give you plenty of options. The flat bread special of the evening was outstanding. Would definitely recommend trying this place. No need to worry about parking as valet is complimentary if you dine with them.
The food and ambiance at ad lib was exceptional. I absolutely loved my meatloaf eggs benedict for brunch. I loved that there was live music and that it wasn’t too loud to drown out conversation. The only reason this wasn’t a five star experience is because of the service. I don’t know if she was new but she wasn’t warm or helpful and it made for an awkward time whenever she was around. Overall would definitely recommend!
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I loved everything except the limited menu. They should add more options. Otherwise, it was perfect.
I thought a little overpriced
Great food and soothing music. Portions could be bigger.
The chefs tasting is awesome!!! We took my dad here for Father’s Day .
Thank you, Diona! The tasting brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday - it's an amazing brunch experience, isn't it?
Great dinner! Our server was fantastic. I think the food runner may have been confused because our food came out at different times and I had to wait to eat until my BF got his food. Was delicious though and will definitely go back.
Thank you for dining at Ad Lib and taking the time to review us. Ad Lib is an open flow kitchen so food is served as soon as it is prepared. We do this so that guests may order multiple items to share and are not served everything at once. If you would prefer your dishes to be served together, simply let the server know and we will make a note of it. Once again, thank you for choosing Ad Lib!
My wife and I went out for date nite and were treated fantastically. The food was exceptional, we tried 7 menu items which we ranked, but between each other because they were all fantastic anyhow.
Thank you for your review. We are excited to hear you enjoyed the open flow dining style and tried so many menu items!
Ad Lib is a very nice restaurant. The three of us shared a series of small plates. The food varied from good to very good. Nothing spectacular but good solid food. Nothing bad. Deviled eggs were outstanding. The mac and cheese was just OK. Not enough cheese or flavor; kind of bland for restaurant mac and cheese. Pork rinds were good. The Burrata was OK. Some of us liked it more than others. The Pork Cheek Sliders were excellent. The only complaint is the rolls kind of fell apart while trying to eat the sliders. But the rolls were excellent tasting and a very different texture than other breads. The peppers were good. We loved the small petite deserts. So often we skip desert because we are full from dinner. They were just the perfect size to get a sweet ending to the night without overstuffing ourselves.
The cocktail and wine selection were very good. The Ipad type device is a nice touch to show color photographs of the food and a great description of the wines and cocktails. Nice ambiance. A little loud even though it was not a full house on a Friday evening. The table we sat at in front of the Kitchen window was really too large for three people. We were just too far away from each other for it to be a comfortable distance. It was more like a table for 6-8.
The cost came out to about $35 each for three adults. A very reasonable amount for the food quality and service.
The best part of the night was Amanda, our server. She was outstanding. Friendly and efficient. Always had a smile on her face. Food was delivered at the right pace. Amanda checked in to make sure everything was OK several times throughout the meal and refreshed drinks and made sure the food was good. She got a big tip. One of the better servers I have had at a restaurant. Great job Amanda!
Thank you so much! Amanda says that this made her day!
Delicious, creative food will bring us back for Sunday brunch, though portion sizes and amount of duck in the duck salad should be larger.
Our party had the best time at Ad Lib! The scallop dish was amazing, as was the guacamole. The octopus was really good too. Presentation was beautiful. The mac and cheese was reportedly good but could maybe use a larger plate, I'm told. The beef tartare was beautiful, delicious, and fun, though on the garlicky side. Kind service.
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The clam chowder and Caesar salad were great. The NY strip steak was the worst I’ve ever eaten — tough and virtually flavorless.
Hi Cody, we'd like to look into this for you. Please message us with your contact info.
Food was good... music was too loud
Could not speak or hear people at table
Hello, thank you for your review! We will be addressing the volume of the music.
Great food, great service and beautiful ambiance. Great for brunch!
Thank you very much!
Everything was wonderful!
Nice restaurant for a first date. Food was great. Oysters we also very good.
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Ad Lib did not live up to its reputation on my first visit. Our food was fine but not fabulous. Save room for dessert which was the highlight. I recommend the chocolate truffles.
Excellent service. Our waiter was super fun. The atmosphere was excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.
Always love the Express Lunch -- a little bit of everything!
Thank you for your review, Lisa!
I was very disappointed with the food, very mediocre for such a seemingly upscale restaurant. The mac n cheese dish on the menu tasted like they used some cheap imitation cheese. The only reason i didn't walk out was because the waitress was very nice.
This was our second time here and this dining experience was quite the opposite of the initial pleasant experience. The food was lukewarm at best. Our server was all over the place and consistently forgot items ordered. Sadly we have no plans to return in the near future.