So, through my 31 years I've realized there is just NO pleasing certain folks. I was a server at one time and bartender as well and those experiences truly allowed me to understand this concept completely. Working in the service industry for at least 3yrs should be a U.S. American encouragement. I voice this opinion of mine after reading some of the upset reviews that some folks posted for Garfinkel's which are a bit ridiculous.
Here's the Garfinkel's scoop from an avid Vail skier that grew up in Chicago, has lived in Denver for 13yrs and loves food, beer and a fun atmosphere after a day of skiing......
1) The service is great, but have a bit of patience if it’s busy. (News Flash for you) The servers are busy b/c Garfinkel’s is a fun place to be. Why else would there be so many people there. Also, why are you in a hurry anyways? You’re in beautiful Vail, CO!
2) The food at Garfinkel’s is tasty! I’ve always enjoyed the sandwiches and soups. At the end of the day, it’s good “bar food”. If you’re looking for a fancy dinning experience then why are you at a bar?
3) If you’re complaining about price/cost….then you are obviously lost. Welcome to Vail, CO. Chances are you budgeted for an expensive trip to Vail anyway. Why are you complaining about a $10 burger?
4) Finally, server Ryan is a funny dude and in my opinion a great server. I read a “negative” post; a complaint about not getting enough lemons for their kids??? Why are your kids wasting lemons? Did you order them for your kids so that they could eat them because they were misbehaving? If you want to teach your kids a lesson, tell them to try yellow snow. Tell them it tastes like lemons. That’ll teach them a lesson about misbehaving forsure hahaha!
Garfinkel's gets my vote and so does server Ryan! I've enjoyed spending my time and money at this establishment and you should to. The next time you decide to write a negative post about a certain place, think it through. Chances are you're upset about something else. Vail is a place to smile, breath, ski and make memories! Garfinkel's has always been on the front line of it all.
See you at Garfinkel's!
Peace - DT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.