I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Pier retaurant this past weekend and narrowly missed being sent to the hospital. The service was not only terrible, but also unfriendly with the exception of one gentleman waiter with a goatee. Appetizers were being served by a scowling blonde woman and her tray consisted of potato skins, nachos, and shrimp. I told her I waws allergic to seafood and asked her if there was any fish in the other appetizer other than what was obviously shrimp. She told me SPECIFICALL?Y that I could eat the nachos - she did not even mention the potato skins. I took one bite of the nacho and discovered it was a crab cake. I spit it out immediately without swallowing and felt my lips start to plump up as if i'd been injected with botox as they stung and burned in misery. Had I swallowed the crab cake my throat would have constricted and I could have died. This woman saw me spit out the crab cake, turned around, and walked away with no apology and no effort to find out what she had fed me. This is an unrectifiable mistake and should be included in food service 101.
in addition, I had the same blonde and scowling server for dinner and she served me a perfectly cooked filet mignon. Unfortunately the filet was infused with a decidedly horrific fishy flavor which I passed around the table for verification. I was unable to finish this meal and i'm sick still thinking about it. I did discover, however, that guests at other tables ordered the filet mignon and it was NOT fishy and they were pleased with their meal. My table was unconvinced and even adding steak sauce (a Texan no-no) could not save the meat.
If there could be a more horrible rating than one star this restaurant would truly deserve it. Undoubtedly the groom's family paid a large amount of money for what sounded like a good meal, but with sucky service and terrible food I definitely feel their money was not well spent here.
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