Having been a customer of the former Niki's Rainbow for quite some time, I was apprehensive when we arrived on Sat. evening 11-10-12 when I saw the name change. A look of the slightly revamped menu let me breathe a sigh of relief. Many of the tradional favorites were still there untouched. My dininig companions and myself were greeted when we walked in and seated promptly at booth and given menus to look over. When the server finally made it to the table (they were NOT busy-we were the 4th table!) she instantly asked what we would like to drink. No question as to if we wanted appetizers. The short-served wine choices ( Poor quality Chablis was sub'd for Pino Grigio without asking) and coffee were finally brought back and the question was bluntly posed as to what we wanted to order. We started to order: An Athenian Chicken dinner with baked potato and greek salad, A gyro dinner with baked potato and greek salad and the Greek Burger with baked potato and salad, as well as an order of Calamari for the appetizer for the three of us to share. The server ( Stephanie) brough the Calamari platter and literally dropped it in the center of the table. I was quite shocked to see all 3 salads arrive at the same time and all were DROPPED in front of us as were three small plates for the appetizer. NONE of the 3 Greek Salads were of the same build of fixings with only one having pepperoncini and the Greek Dressing very sparsely added before the salads were DROPPED in front of us. When salads were done the plates were dragged to the edge of the table and taken away by Stephanie. Dinners all arrive and were again DROPPED in front of each of us. The packaged plastic butter servings and very stingy portion cups of sour creme for the potatoes came in a soup cup. The baked potatoes were very hard ( not fully cooked) and not very hot at all . The Athenian Chicken was very good, the Gyro platter( quite greasey) was merely ok ( it was much better on previous visits) and the Greek Burger was a total disappointment, very over done, dry, flavorless except for the over use of Feta Cheese on it. Our server had vanished , so we flagged down another server for a side of zazeeki sauce for the dry burger as there was none accompanying the burger and we all thought it might have come with it.. She promptly and very pleasantly brought it, but unfortunately it was not enough to save the Greek Burger. Then our server made a direct bee line to our table just to let us know in no uncertain terms that the Greek Burger did NOT come with any sauce at all. And then she turned and left. My dining companions and I all wished we had the other server takeing care of us that evening. Much more attentive to her talbes, much , much more friendly and welcoming. Dinner was done and plates were again DRAGGED TO THE EDGE of the table and then pickled up. Our server was quite, rude, unfriendly , unprofessional and obviously not in a good mood and clearly not wanting to take care of customers. Very poor training and follow up by management. So uncomfortable was the evening , that it is highly doubtful at this point that any of us will come back or feel comfortable in recommending Julians Mediterranean to any friends as we had done in the past. Food had gone to barely mediocre ( expect for the Athenian Chicken) and it only amplifys this when you have a server that is rud and uncaring as to how your evening actually goes as Stephanie did. Management needs to open their eyes!
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