What started out as a promising dining experience sadly turned out to be a waste of a meal in Barcelona where, up to this time, we've been delighted with our restaurant choices.
Reserved our spot well in advance. Easily done via email. Arrived promptly at 9:00pm and were seated in the lovely, candle-lit back room. So far, so good.
Starters were special baked cheese and gnocchi. My husband liked the baked cheese and we both loved the gnocchi. We should have left at this point because we were still positive about the place.
We both ordered the solomillo (fillet). I ordered the 200 grams and husband ordered the 300 grams. We both ordered them pink. After taking our order and delivering our steaks, we never saw our server again.
Although we had mains, we had nothing to eat them with. After 5-10 minutes, husband managed to flag down a passing server (not ours) to get us silverware. When we ran out of still water, we had to also flag down a passing server (not ours) to get another bottle.
When we cut into our steaks, mine was perfect pink but husband's was blue. He tried all sides and angles to see if he could find a spot that was even slightly better done. Other than the 1/8" of seared outer area, his was blue all the way through. By now, the place was full including three large groups, so we could not get a single servers attention. They walked by on the far side of one of the large groups and not a single one looked our way. It actually became a bit of a game, I watched for servers coming my way and he watched for ones coming his way. What else were we going to do? Our wine glasses were empty. Our bread basket was empty. We had no still water left. And only one of us had an edible meal.
We finally got a servers attention (not ours) 45 minutes later. When he arrived, we asked for the bill. He came back and when presenting the bill, asked if the meals were good. We pointed to 300 grams of blue steak and said it was ordered pink. He asked if we wanted it put back on the grill and we said that it would have been nice 45 minutes ago.
The meal could have been saved if not for the absolutely WORST service we have ever received in a restaurant. We would like to give this place 0 stars. It does not deserve the 1 star it is getting in this review.
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