We dined at this restaurant a few days ago and the experience was very disappointing. We had an 830 reservation on a Friday. The restaurant was busy, yet there was no one to greet me. I waited nearly 10 minutes in a corner by the front door (there is no place to wait) without being acknowledged. When I was finally acknowledged they basically told me to wait because the table was not ready. So I stood in the alcove ignored longer. I then was pushed out of the way by people trying to leave. In the mean time the rest of my party was outside trying to get in and could not get in with the ebb and flow of people in the entrance way.
We were finally seated and things started to improve. The other member of our party ordered a salad as an appetizer (ala carte) and calamari. The salad was a decent size. The calamari was overpowered a bit by the balsamic vinegar. I ordered the Fruit's de mare. The portion was not that large but it was tasty. The big issue we had with the food is that it took nearly an hour after the appetizer and the restaurant was not that busy as the evening went on. We discussed the issue of the initial wait and the length of the wait for the food with the manager and he did not seem to care. His response was that they did not fire the food until after our appetizer was served. It was pasta; it should not take too long. He ignored our response to this and our initial wait concerns. We also spoke to the owner’s daughter and she did not seem to care about our concerns either. There was not offer of an adjustment or even dessert or even that we are really sorry. Just that she worked in restaurants all over and knows what to do.
Overall the food was not bad, but it seemed overpriced given everything was ala carte and the portions were a bit small. But we could have overlooked it had things have worked out better.
Later that night and the next day I became queasy, my wife said perhaps I should not have complained about the wait or my issues until after I received my food. I told the manager about my concerns before I received my food. Who knows? At any rate we will not be back
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