Kismet catered our recent wedding reception, and the food, which is the most important thing, was absolutely fabulous. We especially loved the polenta with vegan cream sauce, the roasted tomatoes, and the utterly delicious bread. Everything came with clear serving instructions (although not enough Sterno -- we had to make an emergency trip to get more). The meal also featured stuffed eggplant, roasted garlic, roasted squash, stuffed grape leaves, and spinach salad with cranberries, walnuts, and a maple-mustard dressing. Everything was great in taste and appearance.
We also rented dishes, flatware, and table linens from Kismet. The dishes were not clean when we got them, so the bride ended up doing dishes the morning of the wedding. Also, the cloth napkins were so stained that we had to ask friends to make an emergency store trip to pick up paper napkins. These two issues added unnecessary stress to a day when it was certainly not needed.
Another word of caution: Kismet does not accept credit cards. We were surprised that this wasn't mentioned to us earlier, since it's virtually unheard of in business these days. We were having friends pick up the food, which was a hour's drive away on icy roads, so this was another crisis. Kismet was not willing to accept PayPal or a wire transfer, and we ended up having our friend pay for the food to be reimbursed by us later.Pros: great food, good instructions for serving
Cons: limited payment options, messy dishes and linens