On a recent visit to KIKI’S in New Boston, NH which used to be the Goffstown Tavern. I’m not sure about other people here in NH. I guess sometimes I would just like a good restaurant locally. My friend and I ate out 3 times this month. And well. Where’s Hells Kitchen show when you need one!
Here goes. As we found KIKI’S, we said oh we’ve been here before, which was the Goffstown, Tavern which was slightly better than here. We parked, still dirt parking lot, went in, we were seated where the waitiresses hang out, with the water glasses and serving station, and the runway. They need to just get rid of the two tables that are there. Our waitiress Noelle, fineally came. Asked if we wanted anything to drink. I was cold since all the fans were on for the running waitresses… I asked for Coffee and Bailey’s. Big mug, but not filled to the top. Didnt ask if I wanted whip cream. So we proceeded to order. We asked for an apetizier of the Crab dip. Which that was flavorful with the wontons on the side. She didnt ask is to here the specials of the evening. However, we forgot as well. And we only heard them from the people behind us. Oh well.
So I asked for the beet salad, and my friend asked for the clam chowder. Both lacked salt or pepper. Seasoning makes a differeince. Not here. Very bland. And disappointing presentation on the salad. The Danburry Inn Makes excellent beet salad should ask for there recipe! Clam chowder also was bland. I ordered the lighter fare the mac n cheese. I make my own. Sometimes I like to see how other restaurants make theres. My friend ordered the meat loaf dinner. Noelle asked if I wanted everything out at once.I thought that was strange. Since it’s a table for two. Where would she put the dishes. And since ordering from the later fare. I would think that would be treated like a regular dinner. Apetizer first, Salad, than dish. She fineally got the hint. NO… Very quick in also removing all the dishes as well even if we were not finished with them. The mac n cheese came for$11.00. When I make it at home. mac always comes out nice and bubbly and brown. Not here. Dishes were hot, however, this is clearly pre-made pasta, bread crumbs pre-toasted. which is ok,if the dish came out of the oven. NO just sprinkiled on top with some parsley. No cheese, some white sauce, Lack of flavor. Had to use salt and pepper. Which I rarely use at home. Since cooking w/sea salt. I ate maybe a 1/4 of it. My friend said the same thing on her meat loaf. bland in taste. No flavor. Noelle never asked if we would like any bread, another waitiress actually brought our dinners and I asked her. If they had any. Bread was chewey and in pieces. So we thought we would try desert. SInce they said came from a local bakery. I think that if restaurants purchase bake goods outside, they should adveritse for them, that to me is poor relations. So we decided to go ahead and see what they had.Couldnt be any worse than our meal. I ordered the cheese cake with so called strawberries. and my friend ordered the peanut butter pie. She did like hers. I asked Noelle if there were actually strawberries. Seems to me that everywhere we go. The chefs or cooks slice one strawberry which willl make you think there is more than one strawberry. She really didnt know. however, she said maybe its more of a sauce. Still giving consumers less for there money. So the cheese cake came. was actually very good from this local bakery.However, the strawberries, were only slivers. 3 I might add. Very small. I left them there. Our dinner came to almost $70.00
We gave 15% tip. I"m sorry. Pretty mutch all our restaurants are trying to be the Boston area. However, they need to get going on presentation skills, and taste. I dont mind paying bucks for dinner… But since everying is $$ these days. Forget it… There lucky they got one star. My friend and I usually try the 3 times your out rule. But I dont think that this is worth the drive out to New Boston. We did pass Daniells on the way. We ate there a few months ago. That was almost a 4 star. The Danburry Inn up north. Which is a bit a ways from Manchester, I give him 4 stars. I think Hells Kitchen should come to New Hampshire, and see what he thinks. KIKI’s Doesnt send me to go back there.