The Market Table is a really fun restaurant with excellent food and a great atmosphere. It is unique and very different from the other establishments in town. The Market Table is upscale, yet casual, and a great place to eat lunch or dinner. It is unique in that it is possible to order items from the take out bar or to eat in the restaurant. Items in the take out bar are varied and all very interesting, including a quinoa dish, pasta salad and a fruit salad with pomegranate seeds. There is also homemade plain yogurt which is creamy and delicious and many delectable looking deserts.
A recent lunch there on Saturday January 5, 2013 was a great experience. Simon, our waiter, was friendly and accommodating. Though busy, he was courteous and attentive and was happy to meet our many questions and special requests. He was friendly and fun, and knew when to check in with us and when to chat and be friendly. I had the grilled salmon with a salad and the fish was done perfectly and was served hot and it was delicious. The salad was fresh and also very good. I also had the yogurt and fruit salad. The yogurt was creamy and the fruit was very fresh.
Another day, however, they were short staffed and the waitress was surly and unhelpful. At times I was not sure she heard me or if she was ignoring me. I am understanding of most situations, particularly if wait staff is apologetic and explains the situation, but her unfriendly manner and lack of attention to our table greatly diminished the pleasant dining experience I had hoped to have with a friend.
The times I have eaten at the Market Table the food has been consistently excellent, but the service has been very hit or miss. It often seems like there is not enough wait staff and the staff varies greatly in willingness to be friendly and helpful. If I could have Simon or one of the other friendly wait staff serving me while dining, I would go there more often. Otherwise I will check into the restaurant and, depending on the wait staff, I might choose to dine elsewhere.
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