We decided to go out to dinner on a Saturday night. Yolanda’s for many years was called the Ocean Gate House and in the 30 years I had lived here, I had only gone once. Yolanda’s opened in May, and it looks like a total remodel. They have a tavern room, downstairs dining, upstairs dining and an upstairs outside patio. The place looked nice and clean. The restaurant was about ½ full.
When we arrived there was no one at the hostess station so we decided to head into the bar. The hostess arrived as we were leaving and we told her we would check back if we decided to get a table. We found two seats at the bar (which had 10 to 15 stools) and waited. There were at times 3 people behind the bar, but nobody looked in our direction, or acknowledged we were there. After about 3 or 4 minutes, a man walked up to the bar right next to me and the bartender came over and asked the guy by name what he wanted. I looked at the customer and said right in front of the bartender “What is your secret? We have been sitting here for three or four minutes and we can’t get the time of day.? I figured the bartender would say, Oh, I am sorry, I thought the other bartender got your order or ask us what we wanted, but no, she got the guy a drink and continued to ignore us. So we left the bar and as we were walking back to the hostess station, the bartender asked us if we wanted a drink. Too Late.
We got a table upstairs and it continued to go downhill from there. The waiter looked scared to death; like it was his first night and he had no personality at all. They bought our salads which were pretty good. But, we had to ask for water, we had to ask for salt and pepper, we had to ask for bread, and I never got a second drink because he was downstairs most of the time as that is where the rest of his tables must have been. The ribeye I ordered was not cold, but luke warm. You know when you get a dish served and you can tell it has been sitting under the light for a while as there is no moisture present on any of the food. I had asked for mashed potatoes, but instead there were about 5 or 6 small cubes of roasted potatoes. When I told the waiter about this, he looked at the check and said that he had written down roasted potatoes. Now for my wife’s dish, she ordered pasta primavera which listed the vegetables that were in it. When it arrived, all the vegetables were different. Now I know that some places will list vegetables depending on season, but there was not mention of this, but this was the excuse given. On top of it all, the taste was bland. My wife complained to the Manager/Owner about the food and they offered us a free drink at the bar. I then told them I would pass as my earlier experience in the bar was not pleasant.
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