Sunday, July 8, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
We cruise in at four an hour before service was over and well here we go....down the rabbit hole with nothing but the Madhatter(server) to unfortunatly guide us to the wrong door three times.
We were chatting and enjoying the sun outside and hadn't cracked the menu. Our enthusiastic server let us know service for chow ended at five. No worries we were giving the proper que that we were in no hurry. We then order drinkys n nibble before the server came and sat with us ....She hovered oddly while service wasn't over for another forty five minutes....
She returns after taking order (keep in mind this is end of shift not beginning) "we are out of flat bread " ok. Why she didn't know or check the chefs 86 board is beyond me but not terminal. So lets do mac n cheese..........she returns again. "we are out" now before I start guzzling the little "drink me" bottle I think to self...hmm wasn't she just in kitchen and got updated 86list? Understood it is end of service and pars haven't been set being so new but......communication between kitchen and front house is key to being more than a nice looking spot. Ok. Fish tacos it is. She never asked what side as the server last weekend asked me when I ordered same dish. Food arrives...WTF mac n cheese is put in front of us.....
WED I bumped into my friend and she said she and some girlfriends went for drinkys n nibble. Friend was one of my servers back in the day so I value her opinion. Service sucked. Lack of menu knowledge to not being acknowledged for 30min. They all just sat there.....lame. A good server knows if you are in the weeds SAY HELLO FOR Fs SAKE.
Are we looking at another piece of eyecandy that is just a box of rocks behind the scenes?
I Dont know about you but going out ain't cheap and Im not one to keep giving chances on my dime.
In my food biz id be commiting suicide if sometimes a jar of jam was ok or not good because I had a bad day.......
Don't open until staff is trained. Don't open just because you gotta start paying for the interior and don't think this town gives too many chances. So many promising places have come and gone due to lack of details. It is always the details that folks remember. You are only as good as the last plate served.
I'll try again in a month.