Am I really writing a movie theater review? Me, the woman that doesn't go to the movies? I am when a theater is as food centric as Cinebistro in Brookhaven. I have a movie obsessed dear friend that dragged me, paid for everything and color me surprised, I enjoyed it.
The ticket takers instructed me, the newbie what to expect and plates of available entrees are there as a marketing ploy. I mean, who doesn't eat something when watching a movie at home? We had to hurry for in 5 minutes no more kitchen orders could be placed inside the theater. There is a concession window to order and pickup yourself after that and during the movie.
Once seated in the rather spacious comfy seat with a tray table and cup holder I ordered up a cobb salad and for later, unbuttered popcorn. Pelligrino to wash it down, which instantly arrived ice cold coupled with a plastic chardonnay glass.
The salad quickly arrived. Then a few minutes later the forgotten chicken arrived on an apologetic but warm plate. Pretty damn tasty overall. Nicely mixed baby greens along with all the other goodies in cobb salad. Better late than never on the chicken. The popcorn never showed up (all this was paid for prior to the movie starting). The server was waiting to recognize and correct the popcorn issue during the closing credits and a manager immediately followed two complimentary dessert certificates. My head is still shaking a bit about the mixups. The theater was nearly bare on a Saturday afternoon so I don't know where the cog in the machine is there but they did the right thing in fixing the errors before a complaint came out of either of our mouths.
We opted to eat the desserts in the bar area before leaving. Chocolate mousse layer cake and deconstructed peanut butter pie. I was really impressed with how elaborate the presentation was on both. The cake was a bit dense and dry but the peanut butter extravaganza has got to the be star of the dessert menu. Layered mousse, graham and whipped cream with crunchy balls of crisped chocolate covered something topped it. If you have a sweet tooth do not miss this one.
Despite the mix ups I would go back in a heartbeat. Cinebistro is a comfortable class act.