“Beyond disappointing... based on other internet reviews”
In town for one night before touring Yosemite Park. Saw the Sweet Water Restaurant and it looked nice. We then checked it out on the internet and the reviews seemed okay too.
First impressions can say a lot about a place. Unfortunately, the Sweet Water Restaurant looks okay on the outside but it's what goes on inside that counts. Our experience of this restaurant was anything but positive:
- a rude hostess who, after informing us that it would be a 25 minute wait to get a table, also suggested that if we didn't like it we could go get fast food. Visible from the front door were at least two tables that were empty and available.
- a bartender (who also happens to be the owner) who was too busy to take orders because he was talking to some customers about their travel plans. After ten minutes, he was still chatting with the same customers and still too busy to serve drinks. When approached again about ordering drinks, he asked one of the waitresses to look after us.
- while the steaks were tender, if you like salt - and more salt - enjoy.
- as well, the vegetables that were served with the steaks were cold and under cooked.
About the only thing that was positive was our waitress and the bus boy who seemed to be working hard.
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