When you walk into The Friendly Toast, you are immediately transformed into a neat nostalgic framework, what with all the antiques of by gone decades adorning the walls, cool lamps hanging from ceilings, and the 50's table decor. The "please seat yourself and take menus" sign gives one a carefree impression, which is also cool. And then there's the menu so chock full of interesting options that it feels difficult to make a choice. The server is helpful (immediately bringing water to the table), offering more information of those items of interest. We follow the server's advice, and then things start to go downhill.....
The ordered meals come out quickly enough, and first bites are tasty. I ordered the Georgia Reuben sandwich, with sweet potato fries. I love spicy food, and can tolerate it well, but this sandwich was WAY too spicy, so much so that it detracted from all of the good tastes. My spouse had Eggs Benedict served with home fries, which were also spicy, just not nearly as hot as the Reuben. She liked the eggs preparation, however. So, we needed more water because our tongues and throats were a bit agitated, but there was no server to be found. They were all huddled together near the kitchen talking to one another for about 5 minutes. Bad news.
When we completed lunch, I started looking around and noticed how dirty the floor was from various dropped small food pieces of previous diners. The servers hadn't bothered to sweep the floors on a regular basis. It was kind of gross, especially when the next group of diners were seated. Yuck! Then I visited the restroom only to find it in mild disarray as well.
I quickly paid the bill of $33 (tax/tip included) and we left knowing that besides cool appearances and a diverse interesting menu, we won't be back.
If you own or manage The Friendly Toast, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.